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Away Luggage Reviews From Travel Editors: See the Suitcases and Bags Worth Buying

Travel and Leisure - 1 hour 34 min ago
<p>When it comes to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-luggage-brands" target="_blank">travel bags and suitcases</a>, Away is the brand you need to know. Loved by the masses, this cult-favorite brand is known for their thoughtfully designed travel bags and accessories (I mean, a carry-on with an ejectable battery charger so you don’t have to travel with your phone on a terrifyingly low battery percentage? Genius) and minimalist silhouettes that won’t cramp your travel style.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-carry-on-luggage" target="_blank">The Best Carry-on Luggage, According to Travel Editors</a></p><p>So it’s no wonder that a number of us editors here at <em>Travel + Leisure </em>own Away luggage ourselves. We went around the office and asked those editors for their honest thoughts on their Away bags — and got the scoop on whether or not the popular luggage brand’s suitcases and accessories live up to the hype.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-luggage-for-international-travel" target="_blank">The Best Luggage for Easy International Travel</a></p><p>Scroll through to read our Away luggage reviews and head to <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a> if you want to try some out yourself.</p><h3>The Bigger Carry-on</h3><img alt="Away Luggage Reviews "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558733792/richelle-editors-picks-away-bigger-carry-on-EDAWAY0519.jpg?itok=gkjTSIaq"><p>"This happy-hued spinner has accompanied me on trips to Charleston, Costa Rica, Mexico City, and even on a few drives back to my hometown of Pittsburgh (hi mom!). The Hinomoto wheels are no joke; on a smooth floor it feels like the bag is floating alongside you. I do have to admit I was worried the extended dimensions (22.7” x 14.7” x 9.6”) might not fly, but I've never had an issue with carrying it on. And I'm always grateful for the extra space — whether I need it to stow my artisan market spoils or I just want to be a sloppy return packer because vacation is over. (Yes, sometimes even travel editors just toss everything in and hope it will zip.)" — <em>Richelle Szypulski, Senior Associate Editor</em></p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/suitcases/bigger-carry-on/blush" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a>, $245</p><h3>The Everywhere Bag</h3><img alt="Away Luggage Reviews "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558733792/sarah-editors-picks-away-everywhere-bag-EDAWAY0519.jpg?itok=-F-HMRbz"><p>"For the longest time, I didn't have a travel tote with a trolly sleeve, which meant my shoulder bag had a tendency to clang about if I tried to rest it on top of my wheeled suitcase. (Not fun when you're rushing through the airport!) <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/travel-bags/everywhere-bag/black-leather" target="_blank">The Away Everywhere Bag</a> has been a game-changer. It easily fits all my in-flight essentials — my MacBook, an iPad Pro, my Herschel dopp kit, snacks, a glass water bottle, and a pashmina — and keeps everything organized. The black leather looks super sleek, and it's held up well so far, despite being shoved under coach seats and into snug overhead compartments." — <em>Sarah Bruning, Senior Editor</em></p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/travel-bags/everywhere-bag/black-leather" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a>, $325</p><h3>The Large Aluminum Edition</h3><img alt="Away Luggage Reviews "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558733792/tom-editors-picks-away-aluminum-edition-the-large-EDAWAY0519.jpg?itok=wUW2Tff3"><p>"This may be the single best piece of heavy-duty luggage I've ever used. I often fly with a lot of delicate film equipment — cameras, lenses, drones, and the like. <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/suitcases/aluminum-large/silver" target="_blank">The Large in aluminum</a> keeps everything safe, and there's enough room for both my equipment and my clothes. It rolls smoothly, it can take a beating, and you'll definitely recognize it coming down the baggage carousel. The aluminum body does scratch and dent, but it's a cool aesthetic if you're into it. I've taken it to the Arctic, the desert, and everywhere in between. I'm typically traveling light, so if I can carry my film equipment and my clothing in the same case, I'm a happy camper. <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/suitcases/aluminum-large/silver" target="_blank">The Large in aluminum</a> is the only single piece of luggage I've used that can achieve all that." — <em>Tom Grahsler, Senior Video Producer</em></p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/suitcases/aluminum-large/silver" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a>, $595</p><h3>The Backpack</h3><img alt="Away Luggage Reviews "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558733792/editors-picks-away-nina-backpack-sand-EDAWAY0519.jpg?itok=_Tr_xOFS"><p>"I’m a huge fan of backpacks as personal items — they help you evenly distribute weight and keep your hands free for pre-flight airport shopping or navigating and coffee-sipping upon arrival. But as soon as backpacks became trendy again, they seemed to get smaller and smaller until they were no longer practical. Away’s The Backpack is a sleek addition to my travel uniform, but it’s also functional. If packing light, I can fit an entire weekend’s worth of stuff inside, and keep it organized. The Backpack has three main compartments (the last of which feels sort of hidden), and has additional pockets for your laptop and passport, ideal for speeding through security. There’s even a hook for your keys, and as a frequent traveler with the tendency to just throw things in a bag and go, this is exactly the kind of hand-holding I need." — <em>Nina Ruggiero, Senior Digital Editor</em></p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/travel-bags/backpack/sand-nylon" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a>, $195</p><h3>The Carry-on</h3><img alt="Away Luggage Reviews "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558733792/editors-picks-away-carry-on-EDAWAY0519.jpg?itok=xQ7jGSZ3"><p>"I've taken this bag in very short order (I bought it in January) to the Cayman Islands, the Loire Valley, Sonoma, Napa Valley, and Pebble Beach. It's been lost by the airlines once and recovered, been bounced around by baggage handlers, and it still looks new. It is durable as hell, looks good, is smartly designed, and its little wheels roll with excellent smoothness. Very glad I own the thing. Would recommend it to anyone." — <em>Ray Isle, Wine &amp; Spirits Editor</em></p><p><em>"</em>I just got this bag and took it on its first trip recently — a nine-day trip to the south of France. I'm admittedly a light packer, but I was able to fit everything I needed into its smallest-sized bag with room to bring a few goodies home! The light colors do get scuffed but are easily cleaned with a Magic Eraser. (<a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/how-to-clean-polycarbonate-suitcase">Thanks for the hot tip, Richelle!</a>)" — <em>Erin Lengas, Editorial Operations Associate</em></p><p>"I’ve had my Away carry-on for just about a year, and have taken it all over — from Ireland to Los Angeles and in-between. It’s incredibly durable and still looks like new, even after being gate checked on several shuttle flights. I most appreciate how lightweight and easy it is to lift into the overhead compartment. The interior compression system keeps my items organized and secure, and the ejectable battery is essential at the airport when power outlets are few and far between. It’s the perfect carry-on!" — <em>Mary Robnett, Associate Photo Editor</em></p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/suitcases/carry-on" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a>, $225</p><h3>The Weekender</h3><img alt="Away Luggage Reviews "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558733792/sarah-editors-picks-away-weekender-EDAWAY0519.jpg?itok=CRstv-_5"><p>"When I pack for weekend road trips, I tend to favor duffels, rather than rolling suitcases. <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/away-luggage-lightweight-duffel-bag" target="_blank">Away's newest bag</a> — the Weekender — has become one of my go-to options since it launched. Available in black, olive green, and light khaki, it has a slightly textured canvas exterior and a leather bottom, so it's both stylish and durable. I can shove my iPad in one of the roomy side pockets in the interior, and I've found the wipeable shoe compartment on the bottom comes particularly handy for dealing with dusty shoes and hiking boots. It fits a good amount of clothing, but if I use packing cubes, I can squeeze even more in without making the bag too heavy." — <em>Sarah Bruning, Senior Editor​​​​​​​</em></p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.awaytravel.com/travel-bags/weekender/black-canvas" target="_blank">awaytravel.com</a>, $245</p>
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Is This the Most Romantic Beach in the Caribbean?

Travel and Leisure - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 14:00
<p>Located in the Virgin Islands National Park, Honeymoon Beach was once considered a well-kept secret among locals. While still very secluded, the romantically named beach has begun to claim the attention of travelers visiting the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/beach-vacations/vacationing-in-us-virgin-islands-guide" target="_blank">U.S. Virgin Island</a> of St. John.</p><p>Travelers passing through on a cruise, or staying in town for a vacation should be sure to drop by this intimate stretch of sand before everyone else catches on.</p><h2>How Honeymoon Beach Got Its Name</h2><p>The area that’s now known as Honeymoon Beach was originally called Jumbie Bay. This remote spot is so far removed, travelers driving down Route 20 have no visibility of the beach. Because of its seclusion, it was the perfect place for lovers to go and enjoy the water views in private.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-secret-beaches-on-earth" target="_blank">The Best Secret Beaches on Earth</a></p><p>It wasn’t until the creation of the <a href="https://www.nps.gov/viis/index.htm" target="_blank">Virgin Islands National Park</a> and Caneel Bay that the eastern two beaches at Salomon Bay were renamed, and Honeymoon Beach earned its title as one of the most romantic spots on St. John./p&gt;</p><p>%image2</p><h2>How to Get There</h2><p>Much like Salomon Bay, there is no clear road to Honeymoon Beach. To get there, sun-seekers will either need to walk the Lind Point Trail, or arrive by boat. For those who prefer walking, there are two different ways to navigate the Lind Point Trail. The shortest walk is about half a mile, but is quite steep, descending some 250 feet down to the beach.</p><p>For an easier trek, there is a trail from the Caneel Bay parking lot that has no hills and no steep slopes (making it easy to enjoy the picturesque views you'll see during the walk).</p><h2>Where to Stay</h2><p>One of the reasons why Honeymoon Beach is such a spectacular spot to lounge seaside is because it’s removed from the island's busier resort towns. Of course, this also means there aren’t many hotels in the area.</p><p>The closest hotel to Honeymoon Beach is <a href="http://www.caneelbay.com/" target="_blank">Caneel Bay Resort</a>, a stunning property set on 170 acres — and only a 10-minute walk to the beach. The former sugar plantation is accessible only by boat, and provides guests access to seven beaches, including Honeymoon Beach.</p><h2>What to Do</h2><p>Once arriving at Honeymoon Beach, you’ll find picture-perfect white sand and crystal-clear waters. The best activity is just enjoying them.</p><p><a href="https://viecotours.com/tours/st-john/honeymoon-beach" target="_blank">Virgin Islands Ecotours</a> recently opened a small stand dubbed the Beach Hut that rents out snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and paddleboards. Much of Honeymoon Beach is surrounded by shallow waters, enabling snorkelers and swimmers to see a variety of marine life, including hard and soft corals, sea turtles, and stingrays. Also available at the Beach Hut are restrooms, beach chair rentals, and light snacks.</p>
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You Can Visit 4 Continents, 5 National Parks, and 20 Incredible Cities on This 55-day Train Trip Around the World

Travel and Leisure - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 13:00
<p>There’s something mysterious and a little romantic about the idea of traveling the world by train. Unlike a flight, traveling by train takes time, allowing passengers the space and time to witness the journey.</p><img alt="Railbookers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/venice-simplon-orient-express-railbookers0519.jpg?itok=M3K2IXjp"><p><a href="https://www.railbookers.co.uk/holiday/around-the-world-by-rail/" target="_blank">Railbookers</a>, an independent rail vacation company, has announced the ultimate rail adventure: a 55-day journey that takes travelers across four continents, five national parks, and to over 20 iconic cities. The Around the World by Rail package takes passengers to sites like the Great Wall of China, the Red Square in Moscow, and a night in a traditional yurt in Mongolia. The trip includes several sightseeing tours, skip-the-line access to landmarks, and 52 meals, but does not include the three flights needed to hop between certain destinations. Prices for the Around the World by Rail package start at around $20,500 per person.</p><img alt="Railbookers map "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558558274/railbookers-world-map-RAILBOOKERS0519.jpg?itok=viZIQCKb"><p>“For many travelers, it takes a lifetime to experience a journey like this one. But when they join Railbookers, all it takes is a single train vacation,” John Vavrina, vice president of sales for Railbookers, told <em><a href="https://www.travelpulse.com/news/car-rental-and-rail/railbookers-launches-around-the-world-by-rail-vacation.html" target="_blank">TravelPulse</a></em>. “It is undoubtedly the ultimate bucket list trip to some of the great wonders of the world. We’ve all seen around the world by private jet and cruise ship, but to truly capture the essence of a destination and its diverse landscapes, nothing beats traveling by rail.”</p><p>For U.S.-based passengers, the trip was created to start and end in Chicago, but <em>TravelPulse</em> reports that travelers can customize portions as needed.</p><img alt="Railbookers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558558274/glacier-express-RAILBOOKERS0519.jpg?itok=Fc45sJH_">
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How to Plan a Destination Wedding in Mexico

Travel and Leisure - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 12:00
<p>As wedding prices in the U.S. continue to climb, couples looking for an exciting but <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/destination-weddings/florida-destination-weddings" target="_blank">not-too-remote destination wedding</a> are scoping out beautiful venues in Mexico. The expectation for international destination weddings is that they are more of a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/destination-weddings/one-third-of-americans-think-destination-weddings-are-selfish" target="_blank">commitment for your guests</a> — they have to renew their passports, book an international flight, and figure out international data plans. And while it’s true that you’re asking your guests to have an up-to-date passport to attend your Mexico wedding, there are plenty of destinations in Mexico that are less remote than certain parts of the U.S. Think of it this way: You can fly direct from <a href="https://www.google.com/flights?client=safari&amp;rls=en&amp;source=flun&amp;lite=0&amp;uitype=cuAA&amp;tfs=CAEQAhokEgoyMDE4LTEwLTI4ag0IAhIJL20vMDJfMjg2cgcIARIDQ1VOGiQSCjIwMTgtMTEtMDNqBwgBEgNDVU5yDQgCEgkvbS8wMl8yODY&amp;sa=X&amp;ved=2ahUKEwj3gde41PfdAhUJslQKHcEDCagQuRUwAHoECAAQAw" target="_blank">New York to Cancun in four hours</a>, whereas attending a wedding in Big Sur involves a six-hour flight from <a href="https://www.google.com/flights?lite=0#flt=/m/02_286.SFO.2018-11-03*SFO./m/02_286.2018-11-10;c:USD;e:1;sd:1;t:f" target="_blank">New York to San Francisco</a> followed by a three-hour drive down the coast.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.theknot.com/content/average-destination-wedding-cost" target="_blank">average cost of an international destination wedding</a> is $27,227, which is about $7,000 less than the average wedding in the U.S. The price tag is a little lower because the guest lists tend to be smaller and the venue fees can run lower. Furthermore, some couples hosting destination weddings in Mexico opt for wedding packages which offer a ceremony venue, reception, various activities, and a room block for a reduced rate.</p><p>I recently started planning my own destination wedding in Mexico, so I’m ready to bring you the inside scoop. How much will it cost, and how do you make it legal in Mexico? Here’s everything you need to know about planning your Mexico destination wedding.</p><h2>Mexico Marriage Requirements</h2><p>Getting legally married in Mexico can be a bit of a to do and the requirements <a href="http://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/marriage/" target="_blank">may vary between different states</a>. Generally, it requires a blood test 48 hours before the ceremony and the filing of all necessary documents in Mexico (including birth certificates and appropriate documentation of divorce or death if one or both parties is getting remarried). All this work needs to be completed at least two days before your wedding — which is also when you’re trying to entertain wedding guests. You’re required to do a ceremony entirely in Spanish for it to be legal in Mexico. If you don’t speak Spanish fluently, you’ll need to provide a translator. Many couples choose to marry legally in their home state and then do a symbolic ceremony in Mexico on their wedding day.</p><h2>Local Traditions</h2><p>A Mexico wedding tradition that’s very familiar to American couples is La Tornaboda. It’s an after party that follows the big wedding fiesta. You can include your entire guest list, or just your wedding party and family. Other classic Mexican wedding traditions include the money dance, which is a tradition that originally came from Spain. To wish the wedding couple good fortune in their married life, guests present cash to the wedding couple in exchange for a dance.</p><h2>Mexico-specific Favors and Flavors</h2><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/erikaonthefarm/" target="_blank">Erika de Lorenzo</a>, wedding coordinator at <a href="https://www.instagram.com/florafarms/" target="_blank">Flora Farms in Cabo</a>, says maracas are a popular wedding favor in Mexico. Guests will shake the maracas as the couple makes their grand exit from the ceremony or reception. De Lorenzo also recommends incorporating goodies from the wedding venue into the welcome bags. For example, Flora Farms has a farm shop, so often couples getting married there will have cookies or fresh fruit from the farm ready for the guests when they arrive at the hotel. Finally, weave in a favor that goes along with an activity you’re hosting that week. It’s common for destination wedding guests to do a group event — be it snorkeling, surfing, or a Mexican cooking class. If you’re planning a snorkeling excursion, provide sunscreen and flip flops. Lean into the sunny weather by providing personalized sunglasses or sun hats. If you’re worried about guests getting around, you can also provide <a href="https://www.uber.com/events/" target="_blank">Uber Events</a> codes as part of the gift bag to help everyone get safely to and from the wedding.</p><h2>When to Have your Mexico Destination Wedding</h2><p>Mexico wedding season is generally from October to July. While couples still host weddings in the summer, temperatures can get well into the 90s, and hurricane season is from June to September. “I think that you would find the best weather from January to May,” says de Lorenzo. “The evenings can be a little chilly in the winter months, but guests normally don't mind as it is generally much warmer than where they are visiting from!”</p><h2>Cancun</h2><img alt="Wedding setup at the Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort in Mexico "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1539633079/cancun-dreams-riviera-cancun-wedding-setup-MEXIWED1018.jpg?itok=-EFejLET"><p>Perhaps because the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/all-inclusive-resorts/best-cancun-all-inclusive-resorts" target="_blank">Cancun</a> destination wedding has been a staple for so long, Cancun wedding packages have become extremely popular. There are plenty of reasons to choose Cancun as the backdrop for your wedding — the all-inclusive Cancun wedding packages being just one of them. At <a href="https://www.dreamsresorts.com/en_us/resorts/mexico/riviera-cancun/weddings.html" target="_blank">Dreams Resort Cancun</a>, for example, an on-site coordinator, welcome cocktail party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception are included in the wedding package. (For 50 people, Dreams Resort Cancun’s package starts at $7,500.) Another advantage to a resort wedding package is that everyone stays on the property, and your guests can just relax and enjoy the all-inclusive resort perks.</p><h2>Cabo San Lucas</h2><img alt="Sunset at Flora Farms, in Mexico "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1539633079/cabo-flora-farms-mexico-grounds-MEXIWED1018.jpg?itok=wwIAxkGl"><p>Couples looking for a wedding near an international airport without the busyness of a cultural hub often seek out wedding venues in San Jose del Cabo. It’s less than an hour north of Cabo, and San Jose del Cabo has its own stretch of coast that feels more intimate than bustling Cabo. Some of the venues near the Sierra de la Laguna mountains remind couples that just because there’s a beach close by doesn’t mean they’re obligated to host a waterfront wedding. <a href="https://www.flora-farms.com" target="_blank">Flora Farms</a> is a 25-acre organic farm that doubles as a rustic-chic wedding venue. One quintessential piece of wedding advice is to book a venue that is naturally beautiful so you spend less on décor. Flora Farms is the perfect response to this advice — the property blooms with magnificent flowers and fresh vegetables. The sumptuous menu is tailored to whatever crops are in season on the farm. The average wedding at Flora is 75 to 100 guests, but they can accommodate plenty more. After all, <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/adam-levine-marries-behati-prinsloo-in-mexico-all-the-wedding-details-2014197/" target="_blank">Adam Levine got married at Flora Farms</a> and had a 300-person guest list.</p><h2>Riviera Maya</h2><img alt="Wedding setup at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba, in Mexico's Riviera Maya area "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1539633079/riviera-maya-bayan-tree-mayakoba-wedding-setup-MEXIWED1018.jpg?itok=pDNLVRd7"><p>The Riviera Maya extends well past Cancun down to Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and beyond. Choosing a spot outside Cancun makes your wedding slightly less accessible to guests — Tulum is a two-hour drive from the Cancun airport. Nonetheless, a more intimate ceremony may lend itself well to a luxury resort wedding at <a href="https://www.banyantree.com/en/mexico/mayakoba" target="_blank">Banyan Tree Mayakoba</a> or <a href="http://www.papayaplayaproject.com" target="_blank">Papaya Playa Project</a> in Tulum. The Riviera Maya is the perfect setting for a waterfront wedding, and you don’t need to get married right on the sand to have a beach ceremony. For example, at Papaya Playa Project, you can get married in their stunning wooden palapa overlooking the ocean.</p><h2>Mexico City</h2><img alt="Historic Calle de Regina and Regina Convent in Mexico City "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1539633079/mexico-city-regina-convent-MEXIWED1018.jpg?itok=HyP0WTuB"><p>If your dream is to host your wedding in an eclectic and culture-filled city, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/mexico-city" target="_blank">Mexico City</a> could be the perfect place. Mexico City is filled with energy and color, and there’s so much to choose from in terms of venue options. If you’re looking for a space most people wouldn’t think of, consider gorgeous museum venues like the majestic <a href="http://cdmxtravel.com/en/attractions/regina-coeli-convent.html" target="_blank">Old Convent of Regina</a> or the romantic patio at the <a href="https://franzmayer.org.mx" target="_blank">Franz Mayer museum</a>. Choosing a major metropolis like Mexico City has advantages far beyond airport proximity — they have plenty of boutique and luxury hotels to choose from for venue or accommodations. For a tastefully curated boutique hotel wedding, check out <a href="https://pugseal.com" target="_blank">Pug Seal</a> in the charming Polanco neighborhood.</p>
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How to See El Salvador Like an Insider

Travel and Leisure - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 11:00
<p>The first thing you notice about Rafael Hernandez is his smile. Bright, youthful, and beaming, it’s a toothy grin you’d think belonged to a child. But now in his late 40s, Hernandez is anything but a babe in the woods.</p><img alt="El Salvador, Cinquera Forest Guide, Rafael Hernandez "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557258372/rafael-hernandez-cinquera-forest-el-salvador-ELSAL0519.jpg?itok=BczsOvly"><p>As the head park ranger at the Cinquera Forest, located in the Northeast corner of El Salvador, Hernandez takes his job seriously. And really, you can’t blame him. He spent the better part of a decade protecting the rugged landscape and the people hiding in it from total destruction during the country’s gruesome civil war.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/resort-hotels-in-central-america" target="_blank">The Top 5 Resort Hotels in Central America</a></p><p>In Cinquera, on a day with air so thick you could cut it with a knife, Hernandez walked our small group through the national park. Along the way, he named nearly every bug, plant, and animal, and even warmly greeted the stray puppy who apparently frequents the trail. He was so connected to each leaf you’d swear they were saying “hello” back.</p><p>At the top of the trail, Hernandez stopped to tell us his life story. In deliberate and frank terms he explained how he and a few dozen other guerilla fighters lived in this very forest during the war. Here, they shot down helicopters, fought off government-led insurgents, and ensured the safety of the people. He even lifted a pant leg to show off the shrapnel scars to prove it.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/islands-in-mexico-south-central-america" target="_blank">The Top Islands in Mexico and Central and South America</a></p><p>After a decade of fighting, the war ended. But Hernandez knew the fight for his nation’s wellbeing had only just begun. So, it was then that he transitioned from fighter to lover in an attempt to care for the rich landscape we stood on as — of all things — an official government worker.</p><p>“Then, I’d die for the people,” Hernandez said of his time as a guerilla in the civil war. “Now, I’d die for the land.”</p><p>Hernandez is just one man, but he’s the perfect representation of why you should be visiting El Salvador right now too.</p><p>Nestled under Guatemala, sandwiched by Honduras and the Pacific Ocean, the tiny nation might just be Central America's best-kept secret. </p><p>With just 8,124 square miles of space and a mere 6 million citizens, El Salvador is surely tiny, which is how it got its nickname of <em>El Pulgarcito de Centroamérica </em>or "The Thumbelina of Central America." It’s a nation rich with history, experiences, and beauty. Of course, it’s also one also brimming with controversy and a whole lot of misunderstanding.</p><p>Right now, El Salvador comes with a level 3 <a href="http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/el-salvador-travel-advisory.html" target="_blank">travel warning by the U.S. government</a> that reads: "Reconsider travel to El Salvador due to crime. Violent crime, such as murder, assault, rape, and armed robbery, is common. Gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, and narcotics and arms trafficking, is widespread."</p><p>The U.S. Department of State didn't give El Salvador a 4, which means don't go. Instead, it warned travelers to be aware of their surroundings, which is sage advice for traveling to just about anywhere. It is important, however, to find the right people to guide you.</p><p>If you can work up the gumption to see a new place, want to engage with a population of people like Hernandez who are more than ready to show you a side of a country that doesn’t make it into the headlines, and are willing to take safety precautions, El Salvador is for you. Here’s where to go, what to see, and how you can take a hike with Hernandez too.</p><h2>Invest in a guide.</h2><p>This point cannot be stressed enough: Get a guide, get a guide, get a guide. (Did I mention you should get a guide?) Though beautiful, there are still plenty of places visitors should avoid. And that’s where a trusty local comes into play.</p><p>On our trip through the nation, we happened to have one of the best guides on the market: Benjamin Rivera, a tour guide with <a href="http://salvadoreantours.com/" target="_blank">Salvadorean Tours</a>. On the tour, Rivera arranged our every move from hotel to hotel, lunch place to dinner, and helped translate every word we couldn’t. Hire him, or someone like him, to do the same for you.</p><h2>Get ready to buy a lot of art.</h2><img alt="El Salvador "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557258372/artisan-goods-el-salvador-ELSAL0519.jpg?itok=PSWzCM1U"><p>Like the other Central American countries surrounding it, El Salvador has long been home to artistic talent.</p><p>For a prime example, pay a visit to Arbol de Dios, the gallery and art shop of the renowned Salvadoran artist <a href="https://www.fernando-llort.com/" target="_blank">Fernando Llort</a>. Llort, who died in August of 2018, is perhaps one of the nation's most important and prolific artists. In 1985, he founded his art house as a way to showcase the culture of his beloved El Salvador. Inside, visitors can learn and pay homage to the man and even take part in a small tile painting workshop.</p><h2>Try all the delicious food.</h2><img alt="El Salvador "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557258372/cuisine-el-salvador-ELSAL0519.jpg?itok=0sOMY0ZN"><p>If you’ve ever tasted Latin food, then you have a sense of what you’re in for. But, El Salvador is also home one culinary treat so divine you could (and probably will) eat it for every meal: pupusas.</p><p>Pupusas, considered the national dish of El Salvador, are thick corn tortillas stuffed with smashed beans, cheese, or pork, or some combination thereof. They are then served alongside a tomato sauce and cabbage and vinegar garnish.</p><p>While you can get your hands on pupusas on just about every corner, there’s perhaps no better place to indulge than <a href="https://www.facebook.com/casa1800suchitoto/" target="_blank">Casa 1800</a>, a boutique hotel and restaurant located in Suchitoto, the “Cradle of History and Culture," in El Salvador.</p><p>Also known as the "Place of the Bird Flower,” Suchitoto offers visitors the ideal view of the country’s history thanks to its landscapes, architecture, and, of course, through its meals. Take a quick detour off the cobblestone streets, through the large wooden doors of Casa 1800, and you’ll be smacked with a view so vast you’ll think it never ends. There, you can cook alongside the hotel’s chef, who will attempt (with a great deal of patience) to teach you how to perfect the pupusa too.</p><h2>Get ready to adore tie-dye once more.</h2><p>El Salvador happens to be one of the biggest — and best — producers of indigo in the world. And, because tie-dye is having such a major fashion moment, your 2019 trip to the country wouldn’t be complete without taking part in an indigo workshop to make a piece for yourself. Head to Suchitoto, where you can create a piece alongside master indigo creator <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Arte-A%C3%B1il-145124395656696/" target="_blank">Irma Guadron</a> at her shop for just $25 per person.</p><h2>Be prepared to fall in love with the landscape.</h2><img alt="Palo Verde Hotel El Salvador "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557258372/palo-verde-hotel-el-salvador-ELSAL0519.jpg?itok=iWhXG4Cd"><p>The best part about visiting such a small nation is the fact that you can literally see it all. On our trip, we spent time in the forest, hiked a volcano (located at the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Boqueron_Park" target="_blank">El Boquerón National Park</a>, which comes with an entrance fee of just $2) and hit the beach, in a span of just a few days.</p><p>To hike with Hernandez, head to the Northeast section of San Salvador to the town of Cinquera. There, you may get lucky enough to see Hernandez, the head park ranger at the Cinquera Forest (otherwise known as Parque Ecologico Bosque de Cinquera) and have him hike beside you. Don’t worry, if Hernandez isn’t personally available there are still plenty of staffers to help you.</p><p>Though the forest is beautiful, there was perhaps nothing like looking out onto the Pacific Ocean in the coastal town of El Zonte and realizing it had one of the most perfect right waves on Earth. In El Zonte, we cozied up at the <a href="https://paloverdehotel.com/" target="_blank">Palo Verde hotel</a> ($129/night), an eco-friendly surf retreat where the owner will personally help guests sign up for surf lessons and ensure their every need is tended to.</p><img alt="El Salvador "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557258372/cinquera-forest-el-salvador-ELSAL0519.jpg?itok=Xr7EfPuU"><p>Now, all you need to do is book your flight (several non-stops are available from both New York City and Los Angeles). Soon, you will be singing the praises of travel to El Salvador to anyone who will listen, too.</p>
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Anthropologie's Travel Shop Is Chock-full of Comfy Airport Outfit Ideas

Travel and Leisure - Sun, 05/26/2019 - 10:16
<p>A good day of traveling always starts with the perfect travel uniform — one that includes <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/best-walking-shoes-for-travel">comfortable shoes</a>, a light jacket, and that just-the-right-size carry-on. Knowing your <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/comfy-travel-outfit-ideas">go-to travel outfit</a> is key for your travel routine. Everyone has one, the same leggings or cardigan that you reach for in your closet before any trip (because we all know there’s nothing worse than traveling in stiff jeans or shoes that tend to give you blisters, especially if you've got a long-haul flight ahead).</p><p>Even if you have your favorite <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-underseat-luggage">carry-on bag</a>, there are other necessities you still may need for your travel uniform, and that’s where <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/trend-travel-shop" target="_blank">Anthropologie’s underrated travel section</a> comes in. While you may love the retailer for patterned sundresses or unique jewelry, Anthropologie also offers a chic selection of luggage, bags, travel accessories, and comfortable clothes and shoes in a special section on its site — and we can’t get enough of the fun picks.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/best-travel-clothes-for-women-men">These 19 Brands Make the Best Travel Clothes for Women and Men</a></p><p>Not only does Anthropologie’s travel shop include some of the most comfortable clothes for traveling, you’ll also find those last-minute items you might tend to forget in your carry-on bag, like the cult-favorite <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/kopari-coconut-deodorant" target="_blank">Kopari coconut deodorant</a> ($14) or a <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/eva-nyc-mini-flat-iron4" target="_blank">miniature hair straightener</a> ($30), which are both vital for airport bathroom touch-ups (we’ve all been there). And if you get stressed when traveling, we suggest throwing in the <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/slip-relax-roller-ball" target="_blank">Slip Relax roller ball</a> ($30) that contains a relaxing blend of lavender and bergamot oils, which will help calm your nerves so you can sleep better.</p><p>From comfy sneakers to easy-to-wear jumpsuits, we’ve done the hard part for you by rounding up all of our favorite finds from Anthropologie’s travel shop below.</p><h2>Cloth &amp; Stone Jetsetter Chambray Pants</h2><img alt="Cloth & Stone Jetsetter Chambray Pants "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558559999/jetsetter-chambray-pants-antrhopologie.jpg?itok=qC4IvBTR"><p>While these joggers might look like jeans, they’re way more comfortable than any denim you probably own, and they’re a stylish upgrade from wearing black leggings on every flight. With an elastic waistband, super-soft lyocell fabric, and easy slip-on style, we’re officially declaring these joggers as the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/best-travel-pants-women">best pair of pants to travel in</a>. Bonus points: They will go with anything.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/cloth-stone-jetsetter-chambray-pants" target="_blank">anthropologie.com</a>, $140</p><h2>Superga Core Classic Sneakers</h2><img alt="Superga Core Classic Sneakers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558559999/superga-sneakers-anthropologie.jpg?itok=NWCxnRk8"><p>As one of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/kate-middleton-superga-white-sneakers">Kate Middleton's favorite pair of shoes</a>, these sneakers — available in eight different colorways — are made for navigating airports, bus stations, and your final getaway destination because of how versatile and comfortable they are. You can pair them with a sundress or cropped pants, and they never look too casual. Plus, if they’re royal-approved, you can’t go wrong!</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/superga-classic-red-sneakers" target="_blank">anthropologie.com</a>, $65</p><h2>Jenson Jumpsuit</h2><img alt="Jenson Jumpsuit "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558559999/jenson-jumpsuit-anthropologie.jpg?itok=BRO1Cz1P"><p>If you decide on one “travel uniform” for extra long travel days, we suggest opting for this jumpsuit. Made from modal fabric, which is naturally cooling, you’ll stay cool and comfortable all day long, and it’ll look great with that <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/best-travel-jackets">jacket we know you won’t ever travel without</a>. While this jumpsuit basically feels like pajamas, it takes the style level one step further with a fitted belt-like waist and a cute V-neck cut.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/jenson-jumpsuit" target="_blank">anthropologie.com</a>, $160</p><h2>No. 41 Large Vanity Case</h2><img alt="No. 41 Large Vanity Case "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/49831316_041_b.jpg?itok=abx9KXjH"><p>It’s time to say goodbye to the Dopp kit you haven’t updated in forever. Gone are the days you’ll use your makeup-stained bag because this leather vanity case is the perfect size to hold your travel-sized and full-sized toiletry items. The inside is lined with cotton for an easy clean-up and includes two slip pockets.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/no-41-large-vanity-case?color=041&amp;quantity=1&amp;size=One%20Size&amp;type=STANDARD" target="_blank">anthropologie.com</a>, $128 </p><h2>Pilcro Denim Trucker Jacket</h2><img alt="Pilcro Denim Trucker Jacket "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558559999/denim-jacket-anthropologie.jpg?itok=pLT8nfgh"><p>Everyone needs a jean jacket in their travel wardrobe (especially if you tend to always be cold while traveling), and we’ve got our eyes on this cropped option from Anthropologie. You can layer it over basically anything, and it instantly looks stylish.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/pilcro-denim-trucker-jacket" target="_blank">anthropologie.com</a>, $140</p><h2>New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Sneakers</h2><img alt="New Balance Fresh Foam Cruz Sneakers "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558559999/new-balance-sneakers-anthropologie.jpg?itok=1oNmyReE"><p>When you’re tired of your shoes coming untied while you’re running to make a connecting flight, it’s time to opt for a slip-on shoe. This New Balance pair is not only super chic, it also has a thick sole and arch, which makes it easy to wear all day long with more underfoot support.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/new-balance-fresh-foam-cruz-sneakers5" target="_blank">anthropologie.com</a>, $85</p><h2>Maggie Belt Bag</h2><img alt="Maggie Belt Bag "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558559999/maggie-belt-bag-anthropologie%20.jpg?itok=kYnLLkPg"><p>In case you’re not ready to wear a fanny pack again, this belt bag is more grown-up version. With an easy-to-snap closure, you can wear this mini bag around your waist so that you always know where your phone, ID, passport, or other small travel necessities are at all times.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/maggie-belt-bag" target="_blank">anthropologie.com,</a> $48</p><h2>Nikki Cade Map Maker Passport Holder</h2><img alt="Nikki Cade Map Maker Passport Holder "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558559999/nikki-cade-map-luggage-tag-passport-holder-anthropologie.jpg?itok=q3hWLX8x"><p>Traveling with important documents like your passport means you need a secure place to hold them. We can’t help but love the super pretty design of this passport holder, but it also features three handy inside pockets to keep your info safe. And of course, you’ll have to get the <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/nikki-cade-map-maker-luggage-tag" target="_blank">matching luggage tag</a>, too to complete the set.</p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/nikki-cade-map-maker-passport-holder" target="_blank">anthropologie.com</a>, $24 </p><h2>Birkenstock Arizona Leather Sandals</h2><img alt="Anthropologie Birkenstocks "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558626581/anthropologie-birkenstocks.jpeg?itok=56DNFy0j"><p>If you’re a fan of traveling in open-toe sandals, Birkenstocks are our top pick for comfy travel shoes. After they’re worn in, they’ll mold to your feet and get even more comfortable with each wear. </p><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.anthropologie.com/shop/birkenstock-arizona-leather-sandals" target="_blank">anthropologie</a>, $125</p>
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The World's First Guitar-shaped Hotel Will Have Swim-up Suites and a 7,000-seat Concert Venue

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 17:57
<p>Sure, your hotel might be nice, but does it <i>rock?</i></p><p>The Hard Rock chain of hotels and casinos are pretty much dedicated to making guests feel like rock stars, and the latest addition to the Hard Rock brand is taking the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle to a whole new level.</p><p>The brand is <a href="https://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/the-new-hard-rock.htm" target="_blank">opening the world's first guitar-shaped hotel</a> in Hollywood, Florida. The new, $1.5-billion hotel is part of a $2.2-billion expansion of the current <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/orlando/hotels/hard-rock-hotel" target="_blank">Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &amp; Casino</a> locations in Tampa and Hollywood, Florida.</p><p>The 400-foot hotel is built like the body of a guitar, making it the most over-the-top Hard Rock Hotel in history, as well as a new addition to the ever-growing list of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/worlds-most-unusual-hotels" target="_blank">peculiar hotels around the world</a>. Staying there seems a little like if you shrunk down The Beatles, or the Rolling Stones, or hey, even Aerosmith, and they all went to live inside a Fender. And that might not be a bad thing.</p><img alt="Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida - Guitar Shaped Hotel "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558648699/seminole-hard-rock-hotel-casino-florida-guitar-GUITARTEL0519.jpg?itok=4SrxHdnD"><p>The oddly shaped space will include palatial rooms starting at 515 square feet, according to <a href="https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/hard-rock-guitar-hotel-hollywood-florida/index.html" target="_blank"><em>CNN</em></a>. Some rooms will even be swim-up suites and villas partially submerged in water, which include butler service and a private pool.</p><p>In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a 10-acre lagoon-style pool, a lazy river, a 12,000-square-foot rooftop bar, lots of shopping, a 41,000-square-foot spa, a comedy theater, 14 restaurants to choose from, and, of course, 3,000 slot machines and 228 game tables at the casino, the <em><a href="https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article180908011.html" target="_blank">Miami Herald</a> </em>reported.</p><p>But the real crowning glory of the new hotel is the rebuilt, 7,000-seat concert venue, Hard Rock Live, according to the <em>Miami Herald</em>. The venue will host more than 100 shows per year, including concerts, boxing matches, theater shows, and more. The hotel’s grand opening is set to have a concert with Maroon 5 as the headliner.</p><p>While not everyone is excited about the uniquely shaped hotel in South Florida — the <em>Miami Herald</em> <a href="https://www.miamiherald.com/miami-com/funny-stories/article225802840.html" target="_blank">panned its design</a> back in 2018 — Allen told <em>CNN </em>that Hard Rock “represents more than food, beverage and a place to stay.” Think of it as a destination: full of kitsch, novelty, and frankly, lots of amazing perks.</p><p>The new Hard Rock Hollywood is scheduled to open on Oct. 24, though room reservations can be made as soon as July 24.</p>
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All the Best Deals on Travel Gear to Shop During Memorial Day Weekend

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 17:44
<p>To kick off summer and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/memorial-day/best-worst-times-to-drive-memorial-day-weekend-2019">Memorial Day weekend</a>, we know exactly how we’re celebrating — by shopping for brand new travel gear to prepare for summer’s adventures.</p><p>Backyard barbecues and lake trips aside, Memorial Day weekend is one of the best times of the year to stock up on new travel bags, travel accessories, and travel outfits — think comfy shoes and all-weather jackets. And just because you might be traveling somewhere without access to decent WiFi, you’ll still have time shop Memorial Day sales as some of the best ones extend long past Monday. </p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/memorial-day/last-minute-memorial-day-weekend-trip-destinations-yelp">10 Memorial Day Destinations for People Who Still Don’t Have Plans</a></p><p>We’ve done the browsing for you and have found all the best 2019 Memorial Day sales for you to shop so that you have everything you need for your next summer getaway. From deals on luggage to backpacks, shop the huge sales from some of our favorite retailers and brands like Tumi, Zappos, eBags, Samsonite, and more below.</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ahalife.com/shop/whats-new?showall=1" target="_blank">Ahalife</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Receive 30 percent off plus free U.S. shipping on all purchases over $100 with code MEMORIAL30 until May 27.</p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ahalife.com/product/149000075795/stow-sahara-tan-orange-mini-first-class-leather-tech-case" target="_blank">Stow Mini First Class Leather Tech Case</a> ($306, originally $437); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ahalife.com/product/149000072858/jetsetter-train-case" target="_blank">Hudson + Bleeker Jetsetter Train Case</a> ($42, originally $60)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/sale?id=3977" target="_blank">Bloomingdale’s</a></h2><p><strong>The deal:</strong> Save an extra 20 percent off on almost all already reduced items for up to 70 percent off during the Big Brown Bag sale, ending on May 27.</p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/samsonite-solyte-deluxe-29-expandable-spinner?ID=3331787" target="_blank">Solyte Deluxe 29" Expandable Spinner Suitcase</a> ($240, originally $480); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/tumi-voyageur-carson-backpack?ID=3064628" target="_blank">Tumi Voyageur Carson Backpack</a> ($295, originally $395) </p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.columbia.com/memorial-day-sale/" target="_blank">Columbia</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Get 25 percent off select gear across women’s, men’s, kids’, and footwear.</p><p><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.columbia.com/womens-redmond-waterproof-low-hiking-shoe-BL3947.html" target="_blank">Women’s Redmond Waterproof Low Hiking Shoe</a> ($68, originally $90); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.columbia.com/tamolitch-daypack-CB0050.html" target="_blank">Tamolitch Daypack</a> ($49, originally $65)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.colehaan.com/sale" target="_blank">Cole Haan</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Receive an extra 40 percent off men’s and women’s sale styles with code EXTRA40.</p><p><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.colehaan.com/womens-grandpro-turf-ls-sneaker-optic-white-leather-optic-white/W15163.html?dwvar_W15163_color=Optic%20White%20Leather-optic%20White&amp;dwvar_W15163_width=" target="_blank">Women's GrandPro Turf LS Sneaker</a> ($70, originally $150); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.colehaan.com/mens-grandevolution-wingtip-oxford-black-leather-ivory/C26307.html?dwvar_C26307_color=Black%20Leather-ivory&amp;dwvar_C26307_width=" target="_blank">Men's GrandEvolution Wingtip Oxford</a> ($138, originally $280)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ebags.com/mp/deals" target="_blank">eBags</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Shop top brands including Tumi, Samsonite, Patagonia, Osprey, and more across the site with up to 60 percent off until May 27. </p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.ebags.com/product/samsonite/centric-3-piece-expandable-hardside-spinner-luggage-set/351789?productid=10604969" target="_blank">Samsonite Centric 3-piece Expandable Hardside Spinner Luggage Set </a>($250, originally $510); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/tls-mother-lode-weekender-convertible-junior/241465" target="_blank">eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Junior</a> ($100, originally $140)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.eddiebauer.com/browse/sale/_/N-1z13XM6" target="_blank">Eddie Bauer</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Save 50 percent off everything with code TRAIL50.</p><p><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/stowaway-packable-20l-daypack/82300168" target="_blank">Stowaway Packable 20L Daypack</a> ($15, originally $30); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/expedition-drop-bottom-rolling-duffel---medium/82302254?showProducts=111&amp;color=166&amp;sizetype=&amp;size=" target="_blank">Expedition Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel</a> ($100, originally $200)</p><p> </p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/32" target="_blank">L.L.Bean</a></h2><p><strong>The deal:</strong> 20 percent off all orders until May 28 with code SUMMER until May 27.</p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/122369" target="_blank">Women's Limited-edition Luxe L.L.Bean Boot</a> ($119, originally $135); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/119998" target="_blank">L.L.Bean Locking Pack</a> ($109, originally $129)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.macys.com/shop/memorial-day-sale?id=183548" target="_blank">Macy’s</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Take 20 percent off during Macy's Memorial Day sale, plus free shipping at $75 with code MEMDAY until May 27.</p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.macys.com/shop/product/travelpro-crew-11-21-carry-on-expandable-spinner-suitcase-with-usb-charging-port?ID=2831614" target="_blank">Travelpro Crew Carry-on Expandable Spinner Suitcase</a> ($161, originally $460); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.macys.com/shop/product/fossil-rfid-leather-suede-passport-case?ID=6805075" target="_blank">Fossil RFID Leather &amp; Suede Passport Case</a> ($38, originally $64)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.merrell.com/US/en/moab-view-all/" target="_blank">Merrell</a></h2><p><strong>The deal:</strong> Save 20 percent on select Moab, Siren, and Encore styles until May 27.</p><p><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.merrell.com/US/en/moab-2-mid-ventilator/27937W.html" target="_blank">Women's Moab 2 Mid Ventilator</a> ($88, originally $110); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.merrell.com/US/en/moab-2-mid-gore-tex/27835M.html" target="_blank">Men's Moab 2 Mid Gore-Tex</a> ($120, originally $150)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/sr/Half-Yearly-Sale" target="_blank">Nordstrom</a></h2><p><strong>The deal:</strong> Shop <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shopping/best-nordstrom-sale-deals">Nordstrom’s Half-yearly Sale</a> for up to 50 percent off across the entire site until June 2.</p><p><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/steve-madden-gills-m-mesh-slip-on-sneaker-women/5177294" target="_blank">Steve Madden Gills-M Mesh Slip-on Sneaker</a> ($36, originally $60); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/madewell-small-transport-crossbody-bag/5264834" target="_blank">Madewell Small Transport Crossbody Bag</a> ($83, originally $138)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://tourparavel.com/" target="_blank">Paravel</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Receive 20 percent off all orders of $75 or more.</p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://tourparavel.com/collections/all/products/packing-cube-trio" target="_blank">Packing Cube Trio</a> ($55); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://tourparavel.com/collections/all/products/weekender" target="_blank">Weekender</a> ($295) </p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.samsonite.com/special-promotional-offer/" target="_blank">Samsonite</a></h2><p><strong>The deal:</strong> Get an extra $50 off $200 or more through May 27 with code EXTRA50 and take up to 50 percent off select items with code MAYSALE.</p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.samsonite.com/luggage/hardside-luggage/samsonite-tru-frame-20-spinner/737221596.html" target="_blank">Samsonite Tru-Frame 20” Spinner</a>, $220 with codes EXTRA50 and MAYSALE (originally $450); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.samsonite.com/luggage/softside-luggage/samsonite-advena-19-expandable-spinner/109592XXXX.html?dwvar_109592XXXX_color=Black&amp;cgidmaster=promotional-offer" target="_blank">Samsonite Advena 19" Expandable Spinner</a>, $140 with code MAYSALE (originally $270)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.tumi.com/c/sale/" target="_blank">Tumi</a></h2><p><strong>The deal: </strong>Save big during Tumi’s Semi-Annual sale for amazing savings on backpacks, briefcases, carry-on luggage, duffel bags, and more.</p><p><strong>Our picks: </strong><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.tumi.com/p/continental-expandable-carry-on-0228261D/" target="_blank">Continental Expandable Carry-on</a>, $485 (originally $695); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.tumi.com/p/albany-slim-commuter-brief-leather-01032971251/" target="_blank">Albany Slim Commuter Brief Leather</a>, $559 (originally $700)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.vionicshoes.com/women-sale.html" target="_blank">Vionic</a></h2><p dir="ltr"><strong>The deal:</strong> Score 30 percent off select women's and men's shoes including travel-friendly sneakers, sandals, heels, and boots.</p><p><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.vionicshoes.com/leah-casual-sneaker.html" target="_blank">Leah Casual Sneaker</a>, $80 (originally $120); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.vionicshoes.com/lovell-platform-sandal.html" target="_blank">Lovell Wedge Sandal</a>, $80 (originally $20)</p><h2><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.walmart.com/m/savings-center" target="_blank">Walmart</a></h2><p dir="ltr"><strong>The deal:</strong> Get up to 40 percent off everything for summer until May 27.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/3-Piece-Hard-Side-Spinner-Set-Green/439636855" target="_blank">3-piece Hardside Spinner Luggage</a>, $67 (originally $90); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Eliza-May-Rose-Women-s-Two-Color-Continental-Straw-Sunhat/227555901" target="_blank">Eliza May Rose Women's Two Color Continental Straw Sunhat</a>, $17 (originally $24)</p><h2 dir="ltr"><a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.zappos.com/null/4AEB4gIBHA.zso" target="_blank">Zappos</a></h2><p dir="ltr"><strong>The deal: </strong>Shop hundreds of new markdowns, and save up to 50 percent off select women’s and men’s styles until May 27.</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Our picks:</strong> <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.zappos.com/p/superga-2750-cotu-classic-sneaker-white/product/7423619/color/14" target="_blank">Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker</a> ($60, originally $65); <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://www.zappos.com/p/clarks-annadel-eirwyn-black-nubuck/product/8816408/color/84" target="_blank">Clarks Annadel Eirwyn Wedges</a> ($80, originally $95)</p>
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You Can Look for UFOs With Night-vision Binoculars and Meet 'Alien Abductees' on This Mexico Cruise

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 17:05
<p>Are your UFO conspiracy theories enough to make your family want to send you out to sea? Book a cruise.</p><p>Holland America cruise line is hosting a seven-day <a href="http://www.divinetravels.com/UFOcruise2019.html" target="_blank">UFO Cruise</a> this autumn to explore the possibility of what’s out there<em> </em>while passengers are out at sea.</p><p>Passengers will partake in “seminars at sea” while docking in Mexican ports to discover the history of UFO sightings and artifacts in the country. <a href="http://www.divinetravels.com/UFOcruise2019.html" target="_blank">According to the cruise line</a>, passengers will be able to hear from speakers who are “researchers, investigators, authors, teachers, speakers, intuitive counselors, healers, contactees, abductees, and spiritual teachers.”</p><p>Included in the lineup is the executive director of the Mutual UFO Network (which proclaims itself as the world’s largest and oldest UFO research organization) and documentarians from The History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” series.</p><p>Every night, after hearing from the experts, passengers can partake in a “UFO watch” with night-vision binoculars provided by the ship.</p><p>But it’s not just all about aliens. The itinerary promises a diverse program, with port options to take part in an “authentic Maya fire ceremony” in Cabo San Lucas, see the ancient <a href="https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5785/" target="_blank">Las Labradas Petroglyphs in Mazatlan</a> and go swimming with dolphins off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.</p><p>Passengers will also be able to stretch out in a daily yoga class, visit the on-board sauna and spa as often as they would like, and take full advantage of the ship’s entertainment, including a movie theater and live music from a variety of performers.</p><p>The cruise will take place from October 6–13 this year, leaving from and returning to San Diego. The cruise is available from $1,698 per person, based on double occupancy, if <a href="http://www.divinetravels.com/UFOcruise2019.html" target="_blank">booked by June 1</a>.</p>
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Pippa Small, One of Meghan Markle's Favorite Jewelry Designers, Gives Us an Inside Look at Her Trip to Jordan

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 12:31
<p>Jewelry designer <a href="https://pippasmall.com/" target="_blank">Pippa Small</a> has crisscrossed the globe in search of talented artisans and rare, ethically sourced stones. Through her work with Prince Charles’ <a href="https://turquoisemountain.org/" target="_blank">Turquoise Mountain Foundation</a> — an initiative that aims to revive traditional arts and crafts in at-risk communities around the world — the British jeweler has partnered with local craftspeople in <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/luxury-travel/stargazing-bolivia-kachi-lodge-salar-de-uyuni" target="_blank">Bolivia</a>, Afghanistan, Myanmar and beyond to design jewelry collections that pay homage to these places’ rich aesthetic traditions.</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/pippa-headshot-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=C84acLCV"><p>One of her newest collections — an homage to the rich traditions of the Middle East — was born out of a first-time visit to <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/jordan-beyond-petra" target="_blank">Jordan</a> last year. “I immediately fell in love with the country and the warmth of the people,” she told <em>Travel + Leisure</em>. On the heels of her most recent visit there, we caught up with the designer to learn more about her collection and take a peek through her travel photos.</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/meeting-with-makers-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=mMOgSHGW"><p>“In Jordan, we are working with two master goldsmiths, Muwwafaw and Issa, who are passionate about creating and keen to pass on their skills to a younger generation of refugees from surrounding regions like Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Palestine. Many of these refugees have suffered unspeakable trauma, but the almost meditative practice of making jewelry gives them an escape from their reality, as well as a skill they can use wherever they go. My goal, ultimately, is to instill a sense of cultural pride in these young people and give them a sustainable income.”</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/tiraz-museum-visit-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=kUglybLC"><p>“A highlight of my time in the capital of Amman was visiting the Tiraz museum of textiles, which houses the most comprehensive collection of Palestinian, Jordanian, and other Arab costumes from the 19th and 20th centuries. The costumes and weavings have been lovingly and painstakingly assembled by the great collector Widad Kawar, who has been preserving this beautiful part of Arab and Palestinian cultural heritage for over 50 years.”</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/turquoise-mountain-store-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=-4yylfsb"><p>“Turquoise Mountain has opened a café, retail space, and artisan workshops in one of the most beautiful spots in Amman. The old house is set in a lush garden that’s filled with scented bushes of rosemary and other fragrant herbs. The public can go and watch these makers — carpenters, embroiders, jewelers — in action, so you really gain an appreciation for the history and skills involved in each craft.”</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/salam-kanaan-gallery-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=FIOiHlKR"><p>“The Salam Kanaan Gallery has a wonderful bohemian café, with an outdoor seating area where you can sit in the shade of an old tree and watch the people stroll by. On a hot day, a fresh lemon or mint iced drink is cooling and refreshing. But the Turkish coffee is also delicious and served in an elegant long-handled brass pot.”</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/pippa-citadel-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=dEW5zjcb"><p>“A trip to the citadel is essential. The site dates back as far as the Bronze Age, which makes it one of the oldest continually inhabited places in the world. You can visit the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace and wader among the tombs, arches, and crypts. In the late afternoon sun, it is bliss to sit quietly on an ancient stone wall and watch as families picnic, play football, and fly kites.”</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/jordan-museum-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=2vQgNGv1"><p>“One of the highlights of my trip was touring the magnificently restored Roman Theater, which dates from the 2nd century and has a seating capacity of 6,000. From there, it’s a short stroll to the Jordan Museum, where there are some exquisite pieces, including one of the earliest statues ever found of a Syrian fertility goddess, who inspired some of our new collection.”</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/sufra-restaurant-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=4a5ZyEks"><p>“Dinner at Sufra is a delight. The restaurant is set within an atmospheric old house that’s so evocative of another time. The food is wonderful and there are plenty of options for vegetarians. I recommend finishing your meal with a pot of sage tea.”</p><img alt="Pippa Smalls "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1557933848/petra-PIPPASMALLS0519.jpg?itok=G7SmbLhN"><p>“Petra is a wonder. It’s easy to close your eyes and imagine what it would’ve been like to arrive on a camel caravan, thousands of years ago, and see this miracle of a city for the first time. I loved walking through the canyons of pink stone in the early morning and seeing the Treasury, a breathtaking mausoleum carved out of sandstone. Being there was a meditation in itself.”</p>
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The Best Beaches for Camping in the U.S.

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 11:01
<p>Grab your tent and your swimsuit.</p><p>When it comes to making <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/romantic-getaways/long-weekend-getaways-for-couples" target="_blank">weekend travel plans</a> for the summer, you have a lot of options. Perhaps you want to sit in the sun with a beach chair, sunscreen, and a good book and just take in the surf. Or, perhaps you’d like to get your fill of the great outdoors and pitch a tent in the wilderness while the weather is still sunny.</p><p>Or, perhaps you can do both?</p><p><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/nature-travel/best-campsite-in-states" target="_blank">Campgrounds</a> aren’t limited to a particular landscape. While quintessential camping in the mountains is certainly fun and rewarding, it can also be a fulfilling and unique experience to light your campfire right by the ocean.</p><p>Luckily, there are several picturesque beaches across the U.S. where you can set up camp. The gorgeous <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/island-vacations/hawaii-islands-travel-guide" target="_blank">vistas of Hawaii</a> are obviously a popular place for campers to trek during the summer months, but you can also find excellent ocean-side campgrounds from sea to shining sea on the mainland.</p><p>The west coast, from California to Washington State, is a treasure trove of campground gems that give you excellent access to the Pacific Ocean. Back east, states along the eastern seaboard like Maryland, North and South Carolina, Florida, and Massachusetts have dozens of grounds that cater to campers of all experience levels.</p><p>And the best part about all of these places is that not only can you enjoy s’mores by the fire at night, you can also soak in the summer sun by day. All of the campgrounds listed below allow people to get close to the water or even camp right by the surf. Some even have grounds that allow RVs and campers.</p><p>Take a look at some of these incredible beaches with accessible campgrounds for people who want their beach day to never end.</p><h2>1. Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Kauai, Hawaii</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/napali-coast-state-wilderness-park-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=8LLhLIPV"><p>This state park has two major campgrounds: Hanakoa Campground and Miloli’i Campground. Visitors can get excellent beach camping in at Miloli’i, which is only accessible by boat and requires a rate of $20 per person per night. Visitors must also acquire a camping permit, which can be applied for <a href="https://hawaiicounty.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,57789.html" target="_blank">online</a>.</p><h2>2. Wai’anapanapa State Park: Maui, Hawaii</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/waianapanapa-state-park-hawaii-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=0FG5Fofy"><p>Black sand beaches, tide pools, freshwater caves, and a natural stone arch are enough to attract any tourist. Not only is this state park breathtakingly beautiful, it also has some of the best beach camping around. Visitors must acquire a permit and make a reservation, with rates between $12 and $18 per night. You can also rent a camper van for $18 per night (for non-residents), and cabins are available for $90 per cabin per night. To make a reservation, visit <a href="https://camping.ehawaii.gov/camping/all,details,1684.html" target="_blank">the park's website.</a>.</p><h2>3. Homer Spit Campground: Homer, Alaska</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/homer-spit-alaska-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=8OKOoQt9"><p>You can’t find more picturesque views of mountains and ocean than in Homer. Located along Kachemak Bay, this campground is large enough for over 100 RVs and at least 25 tents. Even though it’s Alaska, you won’t be roughing it either. The campground is very close to restaurants, shops, and bars as well. Beachfront campsite rates begin at $35, but there are far more sites to explore if you don’t want to be right on the water. More information on making a reservation can be found on the <a href="https://www.homerspitcampground.com" target="_blank">Homer Spit Campground website</a>.</p><h2>4. Wright's Beach, Sonoma Coast State Park: Sonoma County, California</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/sonoma-coast-state-park-california-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=JobgzHJ2"><p>There are tons of Instagram-worthy sites along this coastal beach park, located on <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/pacific-coast-highway-itinerary" target="_blank">Highway 1</a>. Wright’s Beach hosts 27 campsites and even allows dogs as long as they stay on leash. Rates can range between $35 and $45 per night. Reservations can be made 48 hours to seven months in advance. More information can be found on the <a href="http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=451" target="_blank">California Department of Parks and Recreation website</a>.</p><h2>5. Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park: Washington</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/washington-kalaloch-campground-pacific-coast-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=RYQCxu2t"><p>By far the most popular beach campground in Washington state, it's easy to see why. The rocky terrain is certainly different from your typical beach experience, and it’s home to several types of wildlife including gulls, whales, and even bald eagles. Rates can vary between $14 and $30 per night. More information on making a reservation can be found on the <a href="https://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visiting-kalaloch-and-ruby-beach.htm" target="_blank">National Park Service website.</a></p><h2>6. Apostle Islands: Lake Superior, Wisconsin</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/apostle-islands-lake-superior-wisconsin-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=WiXDj5V8"><p>21 islands make up the Apostle Islands in Wisconsin, and camping is available on 19 of them. 16 of the islands also have backcountry camping options for people who don’t mind fending for themselves, or perhaps just want a more secluded experience. Camping fees begin at $10 per night, plus an additional $15 individual fee. More information can be found on the <a href="https://www.nps.gov/apis/planyourvisit/camping.htm" target="_blank">National Park Service website</a>.</p><h2>7. Hoffmaster State Park: Muskegon, Michigan</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/hoffmaster-state-park-muskegon-michigan-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=Lc24Apg4"><p>With three miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, there’s a lot to see and do on this popular campground. It has massive grounds — 297 sites in all — with tons of beautiful views, hiking trails, and even skiing trails. Even though the area seems secluded, visitors noted that you can take a short trip into a nearby town or even a local brewery. Camping fees range between $25 and $37 per night. More information on making a reservation can be found on the <a href="https://www.michigan.org/property/pj-hoffmaster-state-park" target="_blank">Pure Michigan website</a>.</p><h2>8. Grand Isle State Park: Grand Isle, Louisiana</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/louisiana-grand-isle-state-park-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=_W_W1i-3"><p>Located only two hours from <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/new-orleans" target="_blank">New Orleans</a>, this campground is the best way to experience the bayou when you’re done sauntering down Bourbon Street. It offers 49 RV sites (with electrical and water) and 14 tent sites that are right on the beach. Along with enjoying fun in the sun, the campground also has fishing, crabbing, and trails to hike. Rates begin at $3 per person, per night. More information can be found on <a href="https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/grand-isle-state-park/LA/240012/campsites" target="_blank">Reserve America</a>.</p><h2>9. Sea Camp Campground: Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/cumberland-island-national-seashore-georgia-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=opE7SWRc"><p>You can only get to this remote island by boat, but the trip is well worth it. Visitors can explore the freshwater wetlands and spot scores of fascinating wildlife while hiking to this campground. Plus, it has several modern amenities like treated drinking water, showers, and toilets. One drawback: You can’t light any campfires on the beach, but there is a fire pit. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance and fees begin at $4.00 per night. More information on getting a reservation and permit can be found on the <a href="https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/camping.htm" target="_blank">National Park Service website.</a></p><h2>10. Hunting Island State Park: Hunting Island, South Carolina</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/hunting-island-state-park-south-carolina-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=Eji1hxhn"><p>This stunning campground is located between the idyllic cities of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/charleston" target="_blank">Charleston</a> and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/savannah" target="_blank">Savannah</a>. The beautiful beach offers a quiet, secluded getaway where you can bring your canine friend along, too. Its 100 campsites can cater to tents, but also RVs with electric and water hookups, and there's plenty to do once you’ve settled in, including fishing, crabbing, hiking, and biking. Camping fees range between $3 and $5 per night. More information on making a reservation can be found on the <a href="https://southcarolinaparks.com/hunting-island" target="_blank">South Carolina State Parks website</a>.</p><h2>11. Cape Lookout National Seashore: Harkers Island, North Carolina</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/cape-lookout-national-seashore-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=74FFGKl6"><p>Anyone who is looking to really rough it should definitely take a trip to this campground in North Carolina. There are no formal campsites and few amenities, so you’ll mostly have to fend for yourself, but the gorgeous, sandy beach and beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean are tough to beat. In general, you actually don’t need a permit unless you have a party of 25 or more. More information can be found on the <a href="https://www.nps.gov/calo/index.htm" target="_blank">National Park Service website</a>.</p><h2>12. Assateague Island: Assateague State Park, Maryland</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/assateague-island-maryland-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=0E5f3H6a"><p>Sure, camping is fun, but you know what would make it better? Horses. Lots of wild horses. This tiny island between the Chincoteague Bay and the Atlantic Ocean is home to a famous herd of wild ponies. And yes, you can camp near them. There are 104 beach-adjacent campsites to choose from where you can spot your equestrian neighbors, with rates between $20 and $30 per night. Information on making a reservation can be found on the <a href="https://www.nps.gov/asis/planyourvisit/marylandcamping.htm" target="_blank">National Park Service website.</a></p><h2>13. Bahia Honda State Park: Big Pine Key, Florida</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/florida-bahia-honda-state-park-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=Epx7RKwG"><p>If you’ve ever dreamed of camping under palm trees, this campground located in the Florida Keys is the perfect place for you. Here, visitors love to go snorkeling while exploring Bahia Honda’s pristine sands and emerald waters. It’s also one of the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/worlds-most-romantic-islands#34" target="_blank">world’s most romantic islands</a>, so it’s ideal for outdoor-loving couples. Reservation rates begin around $38 per night. Information on making a reservation can be found on the <a href="https://www.floridastateparks.org/BahiaHonda" target="_blank">Florida State Parks website.</a></p><h2>14. Bird Island Basin: Padre Island National Seashore, TX</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/padre-island-national-seashore-texas-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=pg9KNLRe"><p>Windsurfers and kayakers have definitely found a little bit of paradise on this little campground. It’s also amazing for people who love to fish or observe bird life — it is called Bird Island, after all. Camping fees are $8, or $4 for seniors. There is a communal fire pit, though grilling is also permitted unless otherwise noted. One thing to remember: It’s dry camping only, which means no electricity or running water. Though, there are showers available. Information on making a reservation can be found on the <a href="https://www.nps.gov/pais/planyourvisit/bird_island_basin.htm" target="_blank">National Park Service website</a>.</p><h2>15. Horseneck Beach State Reservation: Westport, Massachusetts</h2><img alt="Where to camp on the beach in the U.S. "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1556653874/horseneck-beach-state-reservation-westport-BEACHCAMP0419.jpg?itok=7jNnqm8G"><p>This two-mile beach is just west of Martha’s Vineyard and features gorgeous roses growing wild, plenty of windsurfing, and 100 different campsites to choose from. Visitors must make a reservation in order to set up camp on the beach, but luckily, rates begin at only $22 per night. To make a reservation, visit the <a href="https://www.mass.gov/locations/horseneck-beach-state-reservation" target="_blank">park's website</a>.</p>
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These Affordable Italian Loafers Have Been Waitlisted 36,000 Times — and Now They're on Sale

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 10:15
<p>I am told I have too many shoes. Perhaps I, too, find this to be true; they are double-stacked in my closet and entryway, and spilling out from the underbelly of my desk at work. So when <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/" target="_blank">M.Gemi</a> asked me to take one of their pairs for a test run, I hesitated.</p><p>I'd heard of M.Gemi, a prime example of the new breed of luxury brand — see also: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.sarahflint.com/" target="_blank">Sarah Flint</a> and <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://margauxny.com/" target="_blank">Margaux</a> — one that works with small, artisanal workshops to create impeccably crafted shoes, and then sells them direct-to-consumer for an impeccably low price. Hand-sewn kicks at a ridiculously low markup? The intrigue! So, yes, I went for it. I ignored my better judgment to try out M.Gemi's most promising pair: one of the brand’s longtime <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/collections/bestsellers " target="_blank">best-selling styles</a>, the made-in-Tuscany <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://mgemi.com/products/the-felize-italian-suede-moccasin-with-amber-pegs-sage" target="_blank">Felize moccasin</a>.</p><p>I am far from the first traveler to be tempted by the mythical comforts of this pebble-soled suede driver. Since its launch in March 2015, my new friend Felize has been waitlisted more than 36,000 times — in fact, it was the brand’s most waitlisted style for the entire year of 2018. They're continually re-releasing the style in new colors and patterns (I chose this <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/products/the-felize-italian-suede-moccasin-with-amber-pegs-sage" target="_blank">soft sage green</a>), but the style has accumulated more than 1,000 glowing reviews cumulatively. </p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/womens-dressy-flats" target="_blank">13 Dressy Flats That Are Much More Comfortable Than Heels</a></p><p>When I opened the box, the loafers did not look like a shoe that belonged to me. They’d be much better suited to a woman who ties her neck scarf sans YouTube tutorial and doesn't bat a lash when maneuvering her manual convertible along a <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/thing-to-do-positano" target="_blank">Positano</a> road clearly sized for ants. I tried them on anyway, just to see, and the fit — which was recently improved to feel more true to size — is indeed perfect. I usually wear a size 8 and opted for a 39. The leather lining is soft and the sole feels nice and sturdy. While they probably will stretch and mold to my slightly inward–tilting foot shape a bit more with each wear, they were immediately and unquestionably comfortable. </p><p>The one tiny gripe I do have with them is that the upper doesn't come pre-treated for water or stain resistance. Yes, I understand that this would compromise the buttery softness of the suede, but I'd personally find that to be a worthy trade-off for the anxiety I feel when I wear them outside and happen to spy a foreboding cumulonimbus on the horizon. Also, I have, while drinking water, dripped a bit onto my pair — more evidence I shouldn't have nice things — but it quickly dried and left no trace.</p><p>And now for the best part: you can score these fancy feet huggers in seven colors for $50 off while M.Gemi’s <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/collections/womens-before-they-go" target="_blank">Before They Go sale section</a> is an extra 25 percent off through Monday, May 27. More popular styles are included in the sale, too, and I’ve highlighted my favorite picks to round out your travel shoe arsenal below. </p><p>Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a scarf-tying tutorial to mimic.</p><h2>The Felize Suede Moccasin</h2><img alt="mgemi shoes on sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558623385/loafer-mgemi-sale-MGEMI0519.jpg?itok=8e5rODO6"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/products/the-felize-italian-suede-moccasin-with-amber-pegs-sage" target="_blank">mgemi.com</a>, $148 (originally $198)</p><h2>The Cerchio Slip-on Sneaker</h2><img alt="mgemi shoes on sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/mgemi-woven-sneaker.jpg?itok=lHHrTEwn"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/products/the-cerchio-woven-leather-sneaker-white-nubuck" target="_blank">mgemi.com</a>, $131 (originally $248)</p><h2>The Stretto Flat</h2><img alt="mgemi shoes on sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558623385/flat-mgemi-sale-MGEMI0519.jpg?itok=5jhV_eSy"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/products/the-stretto-elongated-leather-loafer-luggage-leather" target="_blank">mgemi.com</a>, $146 (originally $228)</p><h2>The Vollare 55M Block Heel</h2><img alt="mgemi shoes on sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558623385/heels-mgemi-MGEMI0519.jpg?itok=5E7VuFae"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/products/the-volare-55mm-55mm-block-heel-sandal-fuschia-suede" target="_blank">mgemi.com</a>, $208 (originally $278)</p><h2>The Stellato Sacchetto Flat</h2><img alt="mgemi shoes on sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558623385/flats-pink-mgemi-MGEMI0519.jpg?itok=5EQzaKLX"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://mgemi.com/products/the-stellato-sacchetto-suede-point-toe-flat-dusty-pink" target="_blank">mgemi.com</a>, $131 (originally $228)</p>
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13 Sandals to Snag from Nordstrom’s Huge Summer Sale — Before They Sell Out

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 09:53
<p><a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/all-womens-sale" target="_blank">Nordstrom's Half-yearly Sale</a> is happening, which means a craving for more summer sandals is also happening (that’s just basic cause and effect). Honestly, who can resist? With hundreds of shoes on super sale, how could we<em> </em>not<em> </em>look and subsequently add two (or 10) pairs to our cart? Again, cause and effect.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shopping/best-nordstrom-sale-deals">23 Seriously Discounted Travel Finds on Sale at Nordstrom Right Now</a></p><p>We’re not joking around here. The sale features major markdowns on this season's big sandal styles — from charming ankle-wrap sandals, to minimalist strappy heels that are perfect for summer nights out dancing. You’ll even spot some familiar names in the sale, like Sam Edelman, Tory Burch, and Madewell. Oh, and might we mention that the iconic <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/stuart-weitzman-nudistsong-ankle-strap-sandal-women/5335532" target="_blank">Stuart Weitzman strappy sandals</a>, beloved by nearly every celebrity on the red carpet ever, is on sale for — get this — 40 percent off? </p><h2>Luckily, the sale doesn’t end until June 2 — but that doesn’t mean you can relax. Styles are constantly selling out, so make sure to head to <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/all-womens-sale" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a> to find the perfect pair. Or, better yet, scroll through to shop our top picks.</h2><h2>Kork-ease 'Myakka' Sandal</h2><img alt="Best Sandals from the Nordstrom Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1536260675/kork-ease-myakka-sandal-NORDSANDALS0918.jpg?itok=SD9hcNex"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kork-ease-myakka-sandal-women/4781869" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $96 (originally $160)</p><h2>Stuart Weitzman 'Nudistsong' Ankle Strap Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558726113/nordstrom-stuart-weitzman-nudistsong-silver-ankle-wrap-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=35NNRqrM"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/stuart-weitzman-nudistsong-ankle-strap-sandal-women/5335532" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $239 (originally $398)</p><h2>Enzo Angiolini 'Golda' Slide Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-enzo-angiolini-golda-slide-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=bPnJw1mu"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/enzo-angiolini-golda-slide-sandal-women/5341628" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $42 (originally $69)</p><h2>J.Crew 'Cyprus' Slide Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-cyprus-slide-sandal-white-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=enNYGGzr"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/j-crew-cyprus-slide-sandal-women/5306067" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $48 (originally $80)</p><h2>Free People 'Gabby' Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-free-people-gabby-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=iVVDU4FV"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/free-people-gabby-sandal-women/5212665" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $77 (originally $128)</p><h2>Madewell 'The Boardwalk' Lace-up Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-madewell-boardwalk-lace-up-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=oytE-2a3"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/madewell-the-boardwalk-lace-up-sandal-women/5166403" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $48 (originally $60)</p><h2>Something Navy 'Rose' Braid Slide Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-something-navy-rose-braid-slide-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=n54BrXX4"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/something-navy-rose-braid-slide-sandal-women-nordstrom-exclusive/5138318" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $54 (originally $90)</p><h2>Sam Edelman 'Bay' Cutout Slide Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-sam-edelman-bay-cutout-sandal-multi-suede-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=VgQJ3GF3"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sam-edelman-bay-cutout-slide-sandal-women/5340716" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $63 (originally $90)</p><h2>Steve Madden 'April' Block Heel Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-steve-madden-april-block-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=vzbdzdwt"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/steve-madden-april-block-heel-sandal-women/4842382" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $48 (originally $80)</p><h2>Tory Burch 'Bima 2' Espadrille</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-tory-burch-bima-2-espadrille-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=FP_JbiFy"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tory-burch-bima-2-espadrille-women-nordstrom-exclusive/5289401" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $139 (originally $278)</p><h2>Tory Burch 'Miller' Square Toe Thong Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-tory-burch-miller-square-toe-thong-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=NDLO2Eys"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tory-burch-miller-square-toe-thong-sandal-women/5315681" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $153 (originally $228)</p><h2>Treasure &amp; Bond 'Miles' Slide Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-treasure-bond-miles-slide-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=8xJSYxMb"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/treasure-bond-miles-slide-sandal-women/5341967" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $40 (originally $60)</p><h2>Marc Fisher LTD 'Rite' Sandal</h2><img alt="Sandals on Sale at Nordstrom "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558727330/nordstrom-marc-fisher-rite-sandal-NORDSANDAL0519.jpg?itok=pDcbJvdZ"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/marc-fisher-ltd-rite-sandal-women/5215856" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $77 (originally from $110)</p>
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Amazon's Memorial Day Sale Is Here and It's a Treasure Trove of Luggage Deals

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 06:13
<p>If <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-lightweight-luggage" target="_blank">your go-to suitcase</a> has seen better days and you simply can’t wait until Prime Day or Black Friday to get yourself a new one, we have good news: Now is officially the best time to score a discount on some of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/travel-bags/best-selling-luggage-amazon" target="_blank">Amazon’s best-selling luggage</a> and travel gear thanks to its Memorial Day sale.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/memorial-day-travel-deals" target="_blank">All the Best Deals on Travel Gear to Shop During Memorial Day Weekend</a></p><p>This weekend you’ll find plenty of impressive Amazon discounts on travel essentials like luggage, backpacks, and packing cubes, and we rounded up all the best deals you need to know about right here. With savings up to 40 percent and many popular brands and products included, you’re bound to find exactly what you need just in time for your upcoming summer trips and getaways.</p><p>And in case you don’t see what you’re looking for here, you can always browse <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll2&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=8382de188d41ffe280ade5a4eb916635&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">Amazon’s Daily Deals lineup</a>, which updates throughout the day, or peruse its <a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?node=9479199011&amp;linkCode=ll2&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=12bc2da12cd1e6a3771616e6dcf0a071&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">luggage department</a> for even more savings. Ready to shop? Here are some of the best luggage and packing essential deals you can score this Memorial Day weekend.</p><h2>Delsey Paris Luggage Chatelet Hard+ Large Spinner Suitcase</h2><img alt="Delsey Paris Luggage Chatelet Hard+ Large Spinner Suitcase "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558714908/delsey-paris-luggage-chatelet-hard-large-spinner-suitcase.jpg?itok=x_g5FEN_"><p>While owners love its classic and elegant look as well as its faux leather accents, they also appreciate the quality and longevity this Delsey piece offers. Treat yourself now, and this beauty will be by your side no matter what it endures on your travels.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Luggage-Chatelet-Checked-Suitcase-Chocolate/dp/B01HIATG68/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=d20c05b3154197c91d1fe5785990701b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $245 (originally $330)</p><h2>Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage</h2><img alt="Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside Luggage "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558714908/samsonite-winfield-2-hardside-luggage.jpg?itok=UIptZzKE"><p>This hardside Samsonite suitcase is a hit with Amazon shoppers and has received over 2,300 five-star reviews. Both durable and lightweight, this versatile piece holds up well over time and won’t weigh you down.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-Winfield-Hardside-Luggage-Anthracite/dp/B072Q31PBF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=d20c05b3154197c91d1fe5785990701b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $134 (originally $220)</p><h2>Herschel Little America Backpack</h2><img alt="Herschel Little America Backpack "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558714908/herschel-little-america-backpack.jpg?itok=ay3MVdM4"><p>This roomy backpack with magnetic closures has room for all of the essentials, plus a sleeve for electronics like laptops and a port to neatly store headphones. Choose from 27 colors and patterns, and you’ll have a classic piece to carry everywhere from the airport to the office.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Herschel-Supply-Co-America-Backpack/dp/B00838TCGO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=d20c05b3154197c91d1fe5785990701b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $75, (originally $100)</p><h2>Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds Three-piece Hardside Luggage Set</h2><img alt="Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds Three-Piece Hardside Luggage Set "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558714908/kenneth-cole-reaction-out-of-bounds-three-piece-hardside-luggage-set.jpg?itok=mNMU4Voq"><p>This versatile three-piece luggage trio features a carry-on, mid-size, and large spinner suitcase in one affordable set. Plus, it comes with a 10-year manufacturer warranty ensuring these lightweight and durable pieces will serve you for years to come.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction-4-Wheel-Hardside/dp/B078878TDB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=d20c05b3154197c91d1fe5785990701b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $153 (originally $180)</p><h2>AmazonBasics Hanging Toiletry Kit</h2><img alt="AmazonBasics Hanging Toiletry Kit "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558714908/amazonbasics-hanging-toiletry-kit.jpg?itok=4Pxd5y1R"><p>With plenty of compartments and a roomy interior, this one bag will neatly store and organize everything you need to tote. Unzip this carryall to reveal its top hook, which you can use to hang it from door hooks, shower rails, or another convenient spot in your bathroom.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Hanging-Toiletry-Kit-Black/dp/B00WTHIVHQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=d20c05b3154197c91d1fe5785990701b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $15 (originally $19)</p><h2>Matein Anti-theft Travel Laptop Backpack</h2><img alt="Anti-Theft Travel Laptop Backpack "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558714908/anti-theft-travel-laptop-backpack.jpg?itok=USVAadHv"><p>Venture abroad with peace of mind while toting this <a href="http://t" target="_blank">anti-theft backpack</a>, which features a hidden back pocket that safely stores valuables like laptops and travel documents. This travel must-have has racked up over 3,000 five-star reviews with shoppers raving about its many compartments, water resistant and durable materials, handy USB port, and sleek look.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Backpack-Business-Charging-Resistant-Computer/dp/B06XZTZ7GB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=d20c05b3154197c91d1fe5785990701b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $30 (originally $50)</p><h2>AmazonBasics Four-piece Packing Cube Set</h2><img alt="AmazonBasics Four-Piece Packing Cube Set "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558714908/amazonbasics-four-piece-packing-cube-set.jpg?itok=s0XDrQH7"><p>Fit even more into your suitcase — and organize your items — with these <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/packing-tips/best-compression-packing-cubes" target="_blank">compression packing cubes</a>. Their mesh tops make it easy to spot exactly what you’re looking for, too.</p><p>To buy: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-4-Piece-Packing-Cube-Set/dp/B014VBIEZQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=tltrvmemorialdaysaleluggagejmattern0519-20&amp;linkId=d20c05b3154197c91d1fe5785990701b&amp;language=en_US" target="_blank">amazon.com</a>, $20 (originally $23)</p>
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Tower of London Welcomes New Baby Ravens for the First Time in 30 Years

Travel and Leisure - Sat, 05/25/2019 - 06:11
<p>London has welcomed some new arrivals this spring. And this time, we're not talking about Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.</p><p>According to the <a href="https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tower-london-welcomes-baby-ravens-first-time-30-years-180972252/" target="_blank">Smithsonian</a>, the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/tower-of-london-unique-facts-history" target="_blank">Tower of London</a> welcomed four baby chicks into its aviary on April 23. This is the first time the tower has hatched new chicks in 30 years, it announced in a <a href="https://www.hrp.org.uk/media-and-press/press-releases-2019/tower-of-london-welcomes-new-arrivals-as-raven-chicks-born-at-the-infamous-fortress-for-first-time-in-30-years/#gs.dj6fsl" target="_blank">statement</a>.</p><p>According to legend, <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/tower-of-london-unique-facts-history" target="_blank">Charles II insisted that the Tower have seven ravens</a> (six ravens, plus one to ensure the population, apparently), or else the city would suffer a calamity. He predicted that if the ravens ever left the tower, it would “fall.” Ever since Charles II’s reign, there has been a Tower Ravenmaster, which sounds a little bit like a job in <em>Game of Thrones</em>.</p><p>But it is definitely a real, important job. The current Tower Ravenmater, Chris Skaife, explains in a video on Twitter, “We decided that it would be a really good idea to see if we could actually breed ravens ourselves at the Tower of London to secure our future.” Seems reasonable, given the apocalyptic prediction.</p><p>The four new chicks were bred from two new ravens, Muninn and Huginn, or mom and dad, respectively, according to <em><a href="https://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2019/05/24/tower-of-london-raven-chicks/" target="_blank">Lonely Planet</a></em>. At first, according to the Smithsonian, it was unclear whether the breeding would be successful since the two adult ravens only just arrived at the tower, but clearly, nature took its course.</p><p>Skaife said in a <a href="https://www.hrp.org.uk/media-and-press/press-releases-2019/tower-of-london-welcomes-new-arrivals-as-raven-chicks-born-at-the-infamous-fortress-for-first-time-in-30-years/#gs.dj6fsl" target="_blank">statement</a> that he noticed the birds bringing food to a nest on April 23, but wasn’t able to approach and get a look at the hatched chicks until a few weeks later.</p><p>According to the Smithsonian, the chicks eat about every two hours, feasting on “quail, mice, and rats” that are caught by Skaife and taken to the nest by the raven Huginn. Each chick measured to be about eight centimeters (about three inches) at birth, but are now about 30 centimeters (nearly 12 inches). They’re also starting to develop their black feathers.</p><p>Only one of the chicks will be staying at the Tower of London once they’ve all matured. Depending on which one gets to stay, it will be named George or Georgina, in honor of its birthday on April 23, also known as St. George’s Day. The other three, according to <em><a href="https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/17/raven-chicks-hatch-at-tower-of-london-for-first-time-in-30-years-9583624/" target="_blank">Metro</a></em>, will be sent to a breeding specialist in Somerset.</p><p>In addition to Muninn and Huggin, and eventually little George or Georgina, the other ravens at the Tower of London include females Erin, Poppy, and Merlina, and males Jubilee, Harris, Gripp, and Rocky, according to <em>Lonely Planet</em>.</p>
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20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:48
<p>Planning a vacation is never an easy task, especially when it's time to talk about budget. But hey, luxury doesn't always mean crazy expensive. We think it's time for you to take the luxury trip of a lifetime without breaking the bank, so we've found 20 vacation ideas that will leave you in awe of the trip <em>and </em>the price. </p><h2>1. Stay at a Castle in France for $77</h2><img alt="Rent a castle in France on Airbnb "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1517587722/royalty-airbnb-france-castle-01-CHEAPLUXE0218.jpg?itok=zXgg2tcp"><p>While some Airbnb listings — like Kylie Jenner’s <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-tips/celebrity-travel/kylie-jenner-airbnb-turks-and-caicos" target="_blank">$50-million rental in the Turks and Caicos</a> — are only for the very wealthy, the hospitality service also has hidden gems for the more budget-conscious traveler. Jet set to France and live out your royal dreams by staying in a <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7852284" target="_blank">three-bedroom castle with a pool</a> for as little as $77/night.</p><h2>2. Dance All Night in Fiji</h2><img alt="Fiji "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/mamanuca-islands-fiji-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=q5jy90_f"><p>All-inclusive tickets to <a href="https://www.yourparadise.com/" target="_blank">Your Paradise</a> start at $1,999 and include a flight from Sydney, Melbourne, or Brisbane along with a five-night stay at the breath-taking Mamanuca Islands, main land and sea transfers, and of course, the chance to see an incredible lineup of artists.</p><h2>3. Find Your Joie De Vivre in Paris for $150 a Night</h2><img alt="Affordable Paris vacation rentals by Paris Perfect "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1517587722/paris-perfect-cabernet-apartment-rental-03-CHEAPLUXE0218.jpg?itok=Yqm8r9OE"><p>Experience the fabulous life of a French local with <a href="https://www.parisperfect.com/" target="_blank">Paris Perfect</a>. The vacation rental agency provides accommodation options at some of the most unreal apartments in the "City of Lights" with rates beginning at under $150 a night. Since you’ll have a kitchen, you could even save more by picking up groceries nearby and cooking.</p><h2>4. Coast in Costa Rica</h2><img alt="W Hotel Costa Rica "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/w-hotel-costa-rica-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=OoFHK2jd"><p>Whether you’re looking for some major self-care or to reconnect with nature, the <a href="https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lirwh-w-costa-rica-reserva-conchal/" target="_blank">W Hotel in Guanacaste</a>, Costa Rica was made for you. Get pampered at the hotel’s spa with locally inspired treatments or soak up the sun down by the resort’s private beach access. Plus, don’t forget about the W’s Whatever/Whenever premium service experience, in which you can ask the front desk for whatever you need, whenever you need it and they’ll do everything they can to meet your needs. All in all, it’s not a bad deal for around $250 a night.</p><h2>5. Go Glamping for $80 a Night</h2><img alt="Glamping "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/glamping-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=1V_tYJKQ"><p>Stylish glamping stays to private chalets are available anywhere <a href="https://www.glamping.com/" target="_blank">between $80 to $350/person a night</a>.</p><h2>6. Fly Private Starting at $129</h2><img alt="Fly on a private jet on the east coast with JetSuite X "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1517587722/private-jet-jetsuite-x-06-CHEAPLUXE0218.jpg?itok=IqdpRaq7"><p>A ticket through <a href="https://www.jetsuitex.com/" target="_blank">JetSuiteX</a> gives you access to a private terminal, where you can go from parking to takeoff in 15 minutes. No more being stressed out about getting to the airport early, waiting in long lines, or squeezing into a coach seat. The catch: Flights are only available between major West Coast cities.</p><h2>7. A Cheap and Chic Colombian Getaway</h2><img alt="Conrad Hotel Cartagena "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/conrad-hotel-cartagena-colombia-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=UpS7Sixe"><p>Colombia’s port city of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/cartagena-a-hidden-retreat" target="_blank">Cartagena</a> seems to be on everyone’s <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/bucket-list-destinations" target="_blank">travel bucket list</a> these days. Make that dream trip a reality with an affordable booking at the <a href="https://www.conradcartagena.com/" target="_blank">Conrad Cartagena</a>. Nightly room prices are as low as $131 per person and the hotel’s stunning Caribbean views alone are worth it. Of course, the five-star hotel has other high-quality amenities including a luxurious spa and salon, an 18-hole golf course, beachfront swimming pools, a number of elegant restaurants and so much more.</p><h2>8. Dar es Salaam, Not Zanzibar</h2><img alt="Wyndham Dar Es Salaam "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/wyndham-dar-es-salaam-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=m4EQRp52"><p>Tourists — <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/honeymoon-destinations/best-honeymoon-destinations" target="_blank">especially newlyweds</a> — are quick to head to Zanzibar’s resorts. While there’s no denying the quality of these expensive seaside accommodations, don’t forget that it’s possible to have a similar luxury beach experience on the Tanzanian mainland for a much more affordable price. The <a href="https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/ramada/dar-es-salaam-tanzania/ramada-resort-dar-es-salaam/overview?CID=LC:RA::GGL:RIO:National:47491" target="_blank">Ramada by Wyndham</a> in Dar es Salaam — at only around $148 a night — is located along the shores of Jangwani beach. It’s a budget-friendly way to enjoy the waves of the Indian ocean, while taking in the nearby city center. The hotel also offers complimentary airport shuttles and <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/hotels-resorts/hotels-with-late-4pm-checkout" target="_blank">late checkout</a>.</p><h2>9. Live It up in New York City</h2><img alt="Brooklyn, New York "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/brooklyn-new-york-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=ukmzVDNe"><p>Instead of squeezing yourself into Manhattan for an average, over-priced hotel room, venture out into Brooklyn for equally trendy neighborhoods — here's looking at you, Bushwick and Williamsburg — for much more affordable rates.</p><h2>10. Go Sailing for $225 a Night</h2><img alt="Windstar cruises sailing "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/sailing-windstar-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=nQpyeo1C"><p>Sail out on a yacht for around $225 a person a night for a minimum eight-day long stay, or $1,799 in total, through <a href="https://www.windstarcruises.com/" target="_blank">Windstar Cruises</a>.</p><h2>11. A Taste of Thailand</h2><img alt="Ayutthaya, Thailand "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/ayutthaya-unesco-site-thailand-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=CtkuyBJD"><p>Opt for a stress-free, grand getaway to Southeast Asia this summer for a total of 10 days and pay no more than $178 per person, per night. Forego any planning and follow along this <a href="https://www.friendlyplanet.com/vacation-packages/taste-of-thailand.html" target="_blank">Friendly Planet vacation package</a> across Thailand. With roundtrip airfare to inclusive visits to some of the country’s most historic attractions such as the the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ayutthaya and superior hotel accommodations, don’t pass up this deal.</p><h2>12. Float Peacefully in the Philippines</h2><img alt="Floating cabins for rent in the Philippines "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1517587722/philippines-aquascape-floating-cabin-12-CHEAPLUXE0218.jpg?itok=rbxtGt-M"><p>Relax for a few days right in the middle of a scenic lake two hours from Metro Manila. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/AquascapePH/" target="_blank">Aquascape</a>, with rates of under $200/night, can house a group of six. Each motorized cabin is suspended out on the water, but is equipped with all your modern needs a mini bar, dining area, and kitchen.</p><h2>13. Stay at a Five-star Resort on the Amalfi Coast</h2><img alt="Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi, and NH Collection property "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1517587722/amalfi-coast-nh-collection-grand-hotel-convento-13-CHEAPLUXE0218.jpg?itok=2zfy1ffw"><p>This five-star beauty is elegant and historic. What used to be a <a href="https://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-collection-grand-hotel-convento-di-amalfi" target="_blank">13th-century monastery</a> has been converted into an Amalfi Coast hotel with one of the most spectacular views around — and almost all the rooms look out to sea. Even though it’s high up a cliff, it’s only a five-minute walk to the harbor and city center. There’s also a majestic Catholic church at the hotel for those looking to tie the knot.</p><h2>14. Private Pool Views</h2><img alt="Hotel Las Brisas, Mexico "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/hotel-las-brisas-acapulco-mexico-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=-xk1XABZ"><p>A stay at one of these oceanside suites <a href="https://www.lasbrisashotels.com.mx/en/acapulco/" target="_blank">Hotel Las Brisas</a> in Acapulco, Mexico is your chance to truly treat yourself without breaking the bank. For as little as $200 a night, you can get the Brisas spa package, which includes daily breakfast, a private balcony with a swimming pool (yes, your own pool) and a relaxing massage for you and a guest. If you stay longer, the nightly rate also lowers by up to 30% — need we say more?</p><h2>15. Go All-inclusive in Tulum for $100 a Night</h2><img alt="On the beach in Tulum, Mexico at the Ahau Tulum "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1517587722/tulum-ahau-tulum-mexico-15-CHEAPLUXE0218.jpg?itok=iSexlEPd"><p>All-inclusives at the popular Mexican destination can be steep, so opt for a hut at the jungle, beachside getaway of <a href="http://www.ahautulum.com/" target="_blank">Ahau Tulum</a>. Their Bali Huts run for less than $100/night during winter season, so now is the perfect time to go. Aside from wanting to Instagram everything, they offer daily yoga and water sport classes for an extra fee in case you’re interested.</p><h2>16. Travel Like the 1%</h2><img alt="The Plum Guide "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/the-plum-guide-vacation-rentals-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=d-bFN1gZ"><p>You can trust the affordable properties on the <a href="https://www.plumguide.com/" target="_blank">Plum Guide</a>. It’s Airbnb on another level because the site has an incredibly rigorous process for selecting hosts. The company only considers the top one percent of rentals from the top booking sites and as a result, their customers are left with the best homes to choose from, like this glamorous <a href="https://www.plumguide.com/homes/los-angeles/milkshake" target="_blank">Hollywood rental for $127</a> a night in Los Angeles.</p><h2>17. Relax in Cambodia</h2><img alt="Siem Reap River "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/siem-reap-river-cambodia-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=wmEXa-lL"><p>Breathe easy with a stay at this intimate 36-room five-star hotel alongside the Siem Reap River in Cambodia. All of the rooms at the <a href="http://www.jayahouseriverparksiemreap.com/home" target="_blank">Jaya House Riverpark</a> have either balcony views or direct garden or pool access, and it’s just a short six-minute ride into town. Rooms start at around $200 a night depending on the season, but in addition to a tranquil ambiance, all guests receive complimentary spa services daily. Now that’s something we can all get used to.</p><h2>18. Paradise in Punta Cana</h2><img alt="Hilton Punta Cana "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/hilton-la-romana-punta-cana-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=r_PGlTua"><p>For under $200 a night be one of the first to enjoy the <a href="https://www.resortsbyhilton.com/la-romana-adults/all-inclusive-suites" target="_blank">Hilton La Romana</a>’s all-inclusive, adult-only resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The new space opens next month on June 2 and offers numerous luxe amenities like unlimited 24-hour room service, gourmet dining options, oceanfront bars, nightly entertainment and more all built into the price of the room. Feel free to book your next vacation now as the hotel is taking reservations ahead of its grand opening.</p><h2>19. Fall in Love With Franschhoek</h2><img alt="Franschhoek, South Africa "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/vineyard-franschhoek-south-africa-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=9wLzyQLj"><p>Once the summer winds die down, escape to the sunny winelands of Franschhoek in South Africa. Planning a trip during the low season of fall and winter allows for lower rates at around $180 a night. The place to be is the <a href="http://www.franschhoekboutiquehotel.co.za/index.html" target="_blank">Franschhoek Boutique Hotel</a>, which is situated a few steps from one of the trolley stops that conveniently takes you on an array of routes to different wineries in the area. Each room also has its own unique bold design make the hotel the ultimate home away from home. </p><h2>20. Enjoy the Catskills for $180 a Night This Summer</h2><img alt="Minnewaska State Park "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558537523/cliff-minnewaska-state-park-catskills-CHEAPLUX0519.jpg?itok=4__myP_Y"><p><a href="http://www.scribnerslodge.com/" target="_blank">Scribner’s Catskills Lodge</a> is a grand weekend getaway at $180 a night this summer. A deal that can’t be beat.</p>
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Emirates’ Memorial Day Sale Will Get You Around the Globe for Less Than $500 (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:01
<p>You may not have travel plans booked for this Memorial Day weekend, but spend your weekend online and you may be able to guarantee fabulous travel plans for later this year, without having to bust your wallet.</p><p>Emirates Airline has announced a Memorial Day sale with <a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-7876402-13556071?sid=TLEmiratesMemorialDaySale&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Froutemap.emirates.com%2Fus%2Fenglish%2F%23flights" target="_blank">discount fares from all the U.S. airports it serves</a> (Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, D.C., New York, Boston, Orlando, and Miami) to 142 destinations across six continents. Airfare starts at <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-7876402-11472373?sid=TLEmiratesMemorialDaySale" target="_blank">$469 for economy and $3,299 for business class</a>.</p><p>The sale starts Thursday, May 23, at 12:01 a.m. ET, and runs until Tuesday, May 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.</p><img alt="Athens, Greece "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558535337/athens-greece-EMISALE0519.jpg?itok=P1FFkUTk"><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/summer-vacations/best-places-travel-july" target="_blank">The Best Places to Travel in July</a></p><p>During the sale period, you’ll be able to nab a $469 flight to Milan, $799 to Dubai or $779 to Johannesburg. If you’re leaning towards a business class flight (and Emirates has one of the best business class cabins in the game), you can fly to Mumbai from $3,399, Athens for $3,689 or Bangkok for $3,879. Here is a full <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-7876402-11472373?sid=TLEmiratesMemorialDaySale" target="_blank">list of the sale fares</a>:</p><p><strong>Economy Class</strong> fares start at:</p>$469 to Milan (MXP)$599 to Athens (ATH)$799 to Dubai (DXB)$799 to Johannesburg (JHB)$899 to Bangkok (BNK)$799 to Mumbai (MUM)<p><strong>Business Class</strong> fares start at:</p>$3299 to Milan (MXP)$3689 to Athens (ATH)$4999 to Dubai (DXB)$4339 to Johannesburg (JHB)$3879 to Bangkok (BNK)$3399 to Mumbai (MUM)<p>Economy class sale prices are valid on flights from May 28, 2019, through February 2020. Business class fares start on flights from June 2, 2019 also through the end of February 2020.</p><p>Emirates vacations are also on sale. <a href="http://www.emiratesvacations.com/us_en/tours/jordan/classical-highlights-of-jordan?source=dd_tours_jordan" target="_blank">For $2,229 per person</a>, you can book a trip that includes round-trip flights from the U.S., five nights in Jordan, and three nights in Dubai at four-star hotels.</p><p>Let everyone have their fun this weekend. They’ll all be jealous after you’ve boarded your steal-of-a-flight across the globe.</p>
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Qantas Is Hiding First Class Seats As $20 'Cabins in the Clouds' on Airbnb

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:59
<p><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/how-people-sneak-into-first-class" target="_blank">First class seats</a> are the thing of travel dreams. Being able to get on a plane and actually <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/how-to-sleep-on-a-plane" target="_blank">get comfortable</a> for a flight is something most people can only dream of — but <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/qantas-longest-flight-perth-london-passenger-comfort" target="_blank">Qantas</a> is making the dream a little more attainable by hiding first class seats on Airbnb.</p><p>Over the next two weeks the airline will release several discounted first class tickets listed as accommodations on <a href="https://airbnb.com" target="_blank">Airbnb</a>. Would-be fliers need to find the $20 listings associated with the registered host name “Qantas Frequent Flyer” and they could score a seat for a discounted number of frequent flier miles.</p><p>As <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com.au/qantas-hidden-first-class-tickets-on-airbnb-2019-5" target="_blank"><em>Business Insider</em></a> explained, the listings come with names “Cosy cabin nestled between the clouds” and “Premium one bedroom suite at 35,000 feet.”</p><p>The listings describe the accommodations in the sky as “Stylish, well-appointed, one bedroom suite with unparalleled views of the clouds. Expansive, comfortable lounge complete with sommelier and chef. Seamless check in service.” Of course, there are the normal Airbnb restrictions like “no pets” and “no parties” just for good measure.</p><p>“Some of our members fly with us more than 100 times a year so it can certainly feel like they’re living on one of our planes, eating, sleeping and working at 35,000 feet,” Qantas Loyalty CEO Olivia Wirth said in a statement. “Our business and first class suites have all the hallmarks of a typical Airbnb house with comfortable beds, movies, quality cooked meals and experienced friendly hosts.”</p><p>The airline didn’t reveal just how many tickets it would release with the promotion, but did tell <em>Business Insider</em> there will be “dozens of flights across the Qantas International network including London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Santiago, and more.”</p><p>And, best of all, you won’t have to travel alone as there will be listings for seats in both pairs and in groups of four.</p><p>There is an obvious catch: The seats will only be available to Qantas Frequent Flyer members, as you’ll need to secure the booking using Qantas Points. Here's <a href="https://www.qantas.com/fflyer/dyn/program/welcome" target="_blank">more information on the program</a>.</p><p>If you find one of the listings, you'll go through the regular Airbnb process of “request to book,” then pay a $20 holding fee. You’ll then be contacted by Qantas to confirm your member number. The flights will cost 50,000 Qantas Points, which could mean up to a 50-percent discount on normal fares.</p>
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11 Restaurants Where Veterans and Active Duty Military Can Eat for Free on Memorial Day

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:47
<p>On Memorial Day, we honor the men and women in the U.S. military who have died serving our country, and give thanks to the liberties and freedoms those who serve have granted us through their sacrifice.</p><p>This year, a number of restaurants are celebrating all veterans, active duty military, and gold star family members by treating them to a free meal on Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 27. To help you with your lunch and dinner plans, we’ve rounded up all the best deals across the U.S., from Potbelly Sandwich’s Buy One Get One deal on sandwiches and salads to Logan Roadhouse’s free entree and sides from the American Roadhouse Meals menu.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/holiday-travel/memorial-day/patriotic-memorial-day-instagram-quotes-and-caption-ideas">25 Memorial Day Quotes for Your Patriotic Instagram Photos</a></p><p>Don’t forget to bring your military ID for the free lunch or dinner.</p><h2>TGI Fridays</h2><p>TGI Fridays' Memorial Day special is perfect for family reunions and backyard barbecues because both the <a href="https://www.tgifridays.com/menu/c/220-party-platters/" target="_blank">party platters</a> and the <a href="https://www.tgifridays.com/menu/c/112-family-meal-box/" target="_blank">family meal boxes</a> are fifteen percent off this year, <em><a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/news/memorial-day-deals-2019" target="_blank">Food &amp; Wine</a> </em>reported. You could get a platter of boneless wings or mozzarella sticks, or maybe your guests would prefer the family meal boxes of chicken caesar wraps and sweet potato fries. Head to the <a href="https://www.tgifridays.com/menu/c/220-party-platters/" target="_blank">TGI Fridays website</a> to see the full menu and start planning.</p><h2>Potbelly Sandwich Shop</h2><p>According to <a href="https://www.foodandwine.com/news/memorial-day-deals-2019" target="_blank"><em>Food &amp; Wine</em></a>, Potbelly is offering veterans and active military members a BOGO deal on sandwiches, salads, and <a href="https://www.potbelly.com/menu" target="_blank">“pick-your-pair”</a> on May 26 and 27.</p><h2>Firebirds Wood Fired Grill</h2><p><a href="https://firebirdsrestaurants.com/promotions/memorial-day/?fbclid=IwAR3-61yRT94HKC1W0s6RdcpxzxHE59xWTLPuTCuwFyk6diXw5nlovAG4yz8" target="_blank">Firebirds Wood Fired Grill</a> is celebrating Memorial Day with a BOGO meal deal. Invite a veteran, active duty service member or Gold Star to lunch or dinner on May 27 and they get a complimentary entree equal to or less than yours.</p><h2>Hooters</h2><p>While <a href="https://www.hooters.com/about/news/military-eats-free-at-hooters-this-memorial-day" target="_blank">Hooters</a> normally offers a 20 percent military discount on Tuesdays and a 10% military discount on Mondays, this Memorial Day, current and former U.S. military members can get a free entree with a drink purchase. On the Hooters Memorial Day Menu this year are 10-piece traditional wings, 10-piece boneless wings, a buffalo chicken sandwich, and more.</p><h2>Logan’s Roadhouse</h2><p>Active duty service members and veterans who go to <a href="https://logansroadhouse.com/lp/memorial-day/" target="_blank">Logan’s Roadhouse</a> between 3 P.M. and 6 P.M. on May 27 can enjoy a free meal from the American Roadhouse Meals menu. The deal comes with one entree — BBQ Grilled Pork Chop, Smothered Roast Beef, Chopped Steak, and more — and two side dishes.</p><h2>McCormick &amp; Schmick’s Seafood &amp; Steaks</h2><p>This Memorial Day, <a href="http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/featured-promotion/memorial-day.aspx" target="_blank">McCormick &amp; Schmick’s</a> is treating Gold Star parents and spouses, veterans, and active members of the U.S. Military and National Guard to a complimentary lunch or dinner. Bring your ID and you can get one free entree from their special Memorial Day menu, which includes salmon rigatoni, parmesan-crusted chicken, and tender beef medallions.</p><h2>Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse</h2><p>Military veterans and active duty personnel will get their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2086825531615596" target="_blank">meal for half off on May 27</a>, and up to three of their guests can get 10% off.</p><h2>Ninety Nine Restaurant &amp; Pub</h2><p>Veterans and active duty military who purchase a meal this Memorial Day can <a href="https://www.99restaurants.com/whats-happening" target="_blank">get another one for free</a> from the “9 Real Size Entrees for $9.99 Menu.” Bring a military ID or proof of service to have your pick of grilled pork ribeye steak, braised short rib tacos, and garlic parmesan chicken mac &amp; cheese, and please note that beverage, tax, and tip are not included in the deal.</p><h2>Rubio’s Coastal Grill</h2><p>Military and veterans who buy an entree at Rubio’s Coastal Grill on May 27 can get another one of equal or greater value. Bring <a href="http://www.rubios.com/coupons/memorial-day-weekend-savings" target="_blank">this coupon</a> and a military ID to enjoy the free meal.</p><h2>Texas de Brazil</h2><p>If you’re active duty military or a veteran, you can get 50% off your <a href="https://texasdebrazil.com/specials/memorial-day/" target="_blank">Texas de Brazil</a> dinner from May 27-29. Bring up to eight non-military guests and they will each get 20% off their meal, too.</p><h2>Twin Peaks Sports Bar &amp; Restaurant</h2><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/twinpeaksrestaurant/photos/a.277765902365/10157944568642366/?type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">Twin Peaks</a> has a free select menu for active duty military and veterans Memorial Day. The deal is only available at participating restaurants.</p>
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23 Seriously Discounted Travel Finds Worth Grabbing From Nordstrom's Half-yearly Sale

Travel and Leisure - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:05
<p>From now until June 2, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/all-womens-sale" target="_blank">Nordstrom’s Half-yearly Sale</a> is here with some major deals you definitely won’t want to miss. There are hundreds of brand new markdowns on clothing and accessories for <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/all-womens-sale" target="_blank">women</a>, <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/all-mens-sale" target="_blank">men</a>, and <a data-ecommerce="true" href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/all-baby-kids-sale" target="_blank">kids</a> — plus deals on some of our favorite travel brands, like Herschel Supply Co. and Briggs &amp; Riley.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shoes/tory-burch-flats-sale">Tory Burch's Best-selling Foldable Travel Flats Are on Sale Right Now</a></p><p>Because we understand that you're busy, on-the-go people who don't have time to spend sifting through sale page upon sale page, our editors have highlighted the absolute best deals for travelers, many of which are on items we've already featured. And as always, the best finds — ahem, $119 off a <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-chevron-29-inch-18-inch-spinner-luggage-set-368-value/5231880" target="_blank">two-piece luggage set</a> — are sure to sell quickly. So be sure to make your moves fast.</p><p><strong>Related: </strong><a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/fashion/flex-jewels-waterproof-earrings">These Unique Statement Earrings Are the Only Summer Jewelry You’ll Need</a></p><p>From statement suitcases to must-have toiletry kits to super-organized weekender bags, these savings are not to be missed.</p><h3>Madewell Canvas Weekend Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/madewell-canvas-weekend-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=pSCV0qs8"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/madewell-canvas-weekend-bag/5340238" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $113 (originally $188)</p><h3>Stella McCartney Logo Denim Cosmetics Pouch</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/stella-mccartney-logo-denim-cosmetics-pouch-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=xvulS5lk"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/stella-mccartney-logo-denim-cosmetics-pouch/5129342" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $189 (originally $315)</p><h3>Jansport 'Hatchet' Backpack</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/hatchet-backpack-jansport-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=LHLBnvSK"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jansport-hatchet-backpack/5341911" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $36 (originally $60)</p><h3>Nordstrom Chevron 29-Inch &amp; 18-Inch Spinner Luggage Set</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/nordstrom-chevron-luggage-set-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=39HJpd7e"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-chevron-29-inch-18-inch-spinner-luggage-set-368-value/5231880" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $180 (originally $299)</p><h3>Briggs &amp; Riley Transcend 400 Cabin Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/briggs-riley-trascend-400-cabin-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=vCmC6fPE"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-chevron-29-inch-18-inch-spinner-luggage-set-368-value/5231880" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $165 (originally $219)</p><h3>Bric's Bellagio 2.0 27-Inch Rolling Spinner Suitcase</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/bellagio-27-inch-spinner-suitcase-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=BmFq0aEG"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/brics-bellagio-2-0-27-inch-rolling-spinner-suitcase/5215248" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $455 (originally $650)</p><h3>Sole Society Travel Faux Leather Wallet</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/sole-society-travel-faux-leather-wallet-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=52XL9NNQ"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sole-society-travel-faux-leather-wallet/5118379" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $15 (originally $30)</p><h3>Tumi 'Harrison-Webster' Backpack</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/tumi-harrison-webster-backpack-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=tnucJMb6"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-harrison-webster-backpack/4828802" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $580 (originally $725)</p><h3>Sole Society Mason Weekend Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/sole-society-mason-weekend-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=b7KmpBR3"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/sole-society-mason-weekend-bag/5345001" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $54 (originally $90)</p><h3>Stoney Clover Lane Glow Small Silver Patent Cosmetics Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/stoney-clover-lane-glow-cosmetics-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=zDpRSZLf"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/stoney-clover-lane-glow-small-silver-patent-cosmetics-bag/5070229" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $39 (originally $78)</p><h3>Nordstrom Men's Shop Tech-Smart Trim Fit Stretch Wool Travel Trousers</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/nordstrom-tech-smart-travel-trousers-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=ABAh5yJ4"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-mens-shop-tech-smart-trim-fit-stretch-wool-travel-trousers/5341622" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $65 (originally $129)</p><h3>Rebecca Minkoff Nylon Duffle Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/rebecca-minkoff-nylon-duffle-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=fj0K38Fs"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/rebecca-minkoff-nylon-duffle-bag/5174504" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $137 (originally $228)</p><h3>Herschel Supply Co. 23-Inch Small Trade Power Rolling Suitcase</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/23-inch-small-trade-power-suitcase-herschel-supply-co-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=2BCHWQGQ"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/herschel-supply-co-23-inch-small-trade-power-rolling-suitcase/5070401" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $162 (originally $270)</p><h3>Nordstrom Packable Nylon Duffle Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/nordstrom-packable-nylon-duffle-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=E9CpoEfO"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-packable-nylon-duffle-bag/5307210" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $25 (originally $50)</p><h3>Tumi V3 International 22-Inch Expandable Spinner Carry-On</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/tumi-v3-congo-print-spinner-suitcase-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=y2OC1Pmc"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-v3-international-22-inch-expandable-spinner-carry-on/5203551" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $469 (originally $675)</p><h3>Rebecca Minkoff Weekend Nylon Duffel Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/rebecca-minkoff-weekend-nylon-duffel-bag-pink-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=Kwb2x2Ek"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/rebecca-minkoff-weekend-nylon-duffel-bag/4927477" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $135 (originally $225)</p><h3>Tumi Alpha Bravo Nellis Backpack</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/tumi-alpha-bravo-nellis-backpack-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=61bHcB9Y"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-alpha-bravo-nellis-backpack/4776571" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $339 (originally $425)</p><h3>Topo Designs Classic Duffle Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/topo-designs-classic-duffle-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=mXBpcw2W"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topo-designs-classic-duffle-bag/5342244" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $78 (originally $129)</p><h3>Tumi Alpha Bravo Aviano Leather Briefcase</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/tumi-alpha-bravo-aviano-leather-briefcase-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=h-Niwlwm"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-alpha-bravo-aviano-leather-briefcase/4828793" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $480 (originally $600)</p><h3>Thule Subterra Toiletry Bag</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/thule-subterra-toiletry-bag-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=E5aT7dVX"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/thule-subterra-toiletry-bag/5140493" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $40 (originally $50)</p><h3>Tumi Harrison Bates Backpack</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/tumi-harrson-bates-backpack-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=imdEtBKS"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-harrison-bates-backpack/5166753" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $280 (originally $400)</p><h3>Tumi V3 International 22-Inch Expandable Wheeled Carry-On</h3><img alt="Best Travel Deals From the Nordstrom Half-yearly Sale "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1558554428/tumi-v3-international-22-inch-wheeled-carry-on-NORDSALE0519.jpg?itok=IpmWptbU"><p>To buy: <a data-ecommerce="true" href="https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-v3-international-22-inch-expandable-wheeled-carry-on/5317073" target="_blank">nordstrom.com</a>, $469 (originally $675)</p>
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